About-Dr-kristina-collins

About

Dr. Kristina Collins is a Harvard-trained board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon who specializes in surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated Summa cum Laude with a B.S. in Microbiology and B.S. in Political Science from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. After selection for the prestigious Canby Robinson Scholarship, she earned her M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She was named Tennessee Woman in Medicine of the Year after co-founding a free medical clinic for the uninsured in the Nashville area, called Shade Tree Family Clinic, which still provides care for thousands of patients per year. During her residency in dermatology with the Harvard Combined Dermatology Program, she was trained in the medical and surgical management of skin disorders and had the opportunity to work at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Lahey Clinic. She then completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at the Lahey Clinic and Harvard Dermatology specializing in skin cancer treatment and reconstruction, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. During fellowship, she held academic appointments with both the Harvard Department of Dermatology and Tufts University.

Dr. Collins has lectured and presented original research at local, regional and national conferences on topics such as surgery techniques, rare skin disorders and the representation of dermatology in the national media. She has written articles and news stories for ABC and has served as a dermatology expert for video and written news published by ABC News in New York. She currently represents the American Board of Dermatology on the American Family Physician's Editorial Advisory Board. She is an active member of the Women's Dermatologic Society and served on the Young Physicians' Task Force, Communications Committee and as an invited participant for the Executive Board. She was chairperson of the Editorial Board for the WDS. She is a member of the Patient Advocacy Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology. She was selected as one of 40 top alumni to watch from Arizona State.

Dr. Collins was appointed a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery. She has received fellowship training accredited by both the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMMSCO) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).