Evan D. Collins, MD, MBA

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist - Texas Medical Center
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He is not only a great surgeon, but a great communicator! I always feel like he answers all my questions in a way I understand. He has a way of making you feel at ease and not stressed out about the situation. His advice is very common sense and real life! Highly recommend!!

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In industry news - a single-session multidisciplinary intervention improved grip strength in osteoarthritis of the hands. A single, multidisciplinary session of an individual intervention combining detailed information on functioning, activities of daily living, physical activity, nutrition, assi...

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Dr. Collins and his associate nurse was extremely helpful and listened very intently on my current issues.
I had surgery on my right arm for ulnar nerve damage. I’ve not seen any improvements but that’s not a result of Dr. Collins it may be a result of a much greater issue within my spinal cord...

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Experience has been incredibly good, Dr. Collin’s is extremely personable and highly skilled. He takes time to explain everything in layman’s terms. Tremendous service should always start at the top and it is very obvious that Dr.Collins sees the value of having his staff also have great relatio...

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From Denise, a chronic Tennis Elbow sufferer and Tenex patient: "I usually try not to have any expectations or think too much about what may or may not happen during a procedure, but it (Tenex) was surprisingly easy and went very well.

When I got home, my elbow felt really good. Dr. Collins the...

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Dr Collins is amazing! Listened to what I had to say and we came up with the plan to treat my carpal tunnel!! If I ever have issues with my arms this is the ONLY Dr I would use. He treated me several years ago, but since then has treated my mother, sister and several coworkers.

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Dr. Collins is an orthopedic upper extremities specialist. He is fun and caring, he is informative and encouraging, he is realistic and optimistic. And he is a hand surgeon par-excellence. I went into his office with fear and dread, knowing in my heart I was probably facing a very tough surgery (...

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2 months ago
I absolutely love Dr. Collins! He is really great at his specialties, he’s funny and he has a sense of humor! He is very honest and upfront!
- Sibs B
9 months ago
Awesome visit! He listened to my concerns, addressed them and educated me on my condition. Very helpful even a few days after the visit when I had, what I thought was a reaction to the injection. He was able to see me and reassure me of my concerns. And his assistant Crystal is so kind and helpful!
- Iris A
2 years ago
Awesome..Awesome Dr.Collins... This was one of the best decisions that I have made dealing with my orthopedic problems.. He’s fantastic as well as his staff.. From day one of my visit to my surgery day, everything and everyone was FANTASTIC.... The surgery team at he outpatient Methodist (medical center) was great!!! Thanks to all...
- Yestal C

Hand & Upper Extremity Care

Dr. Collins’ advanced patient care and research projects are internationally recognized. He is chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at the Texas Medical Center and the hand specialist for The Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM). Prior to joining the faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital and accepting a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Collins was the director of the Hand Fellowship and Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity department for many years at Baylor College of Medicine. He is today also an attending physician at First Street Surgical Center.His work with sports injuries and degenerative conditions of the hand and upper extremity has lead to advances in arthroscopic surgery and other less invasive treatment options. Following an FDA-sanctioned study establishing Dr. Collins as a lead investigator to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new electrohydraulic shockwave treatments for chronic tennis elbow, he opened the Tennis Elbow Institute and was named the same year among H Texas Magazine’s “Top Docs.” His new joint reconstruction procedure has changed the way small bone implants are addressed – dramatically reducing recovery time for patients – and earning him a spot among Texas Monthly’s “Super Doctors.”Dr. Collins is dedicated to research, in an ongoing effort to provide the most effective techniques and treatment options to his patients, as well as preventative early diagnostic imaging protocol for the medical industry.His research efforts continue to produce articles for publication and findings that are influencing current surgical and diagnostic practice and standard of care. His research findings on high-energy shockwave therapy in the treatment of chronic tennis elbow will be published this year in Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. And his latest book chapter, Volar Wedge Bone Grafting and Internal Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunuions, was published in Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Vol 4 (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) 2010 edition.

Dr. Collins is often invited to present his latest research findings at both national and international scientific conferences – including the annual meetings of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Congress of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH) and the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH). Early results from his ongoing study, Mesh Implant Arthroplasty for Treatment of Basilar Joint Arthritis, were presented for the first time at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS).

Education and Certification
Dr. Collins moved his family to Houston from New York after graduating Cum Laude with a Doctor of Medicine and completing an orthopedic residency at the State University of New York Health and Science Center. He completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also worked as an assistant professor. His certification includes: Certified of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH), the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. In 2013 he obtained his MBA from the Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.

Awards and Accomplishments
He was a finalist for the Hibbs Award recognizing outstanding spinal research – at the 1994 Scoliosis Research Society Meeting. He received the Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation from the University of New York Health Science Center, the Jackson H. Stuckey Award for Outstanding achievement in surgical research, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society.  

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