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Dr. Jessica Collins

Specialty and Services Rhinoplasty, Rhytidectomy (Facelift), Brow Lift
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Jessica Collins, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Jessica Collins is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is also fellowship trained in adult craniofacial surgery, aesthetic surgery and pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgery. Dr. Collins is board certified in plastic surgery by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Collins comes from Canada where she completed her medical school training at McGill University (she is fluent in English and French). She then completed her plastic surgery residency training at McMaster University, renowned for its clinical and evidence-based medicine training. She also underwent training rotations at Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of Toronto, and Kameda Medical Center Hospital (Japan).

Dr. Collins then underwent two fellowships in San Diego. The first focused on adult craniofacial surgery as well as aesthetic surgery. Through this fellowship, Dr. Collins honed her skills on procedures of the face, from reconstruction to aesthetic procedures including facelift, browlift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facial implants. Her second fellowship through the University of California, San Diego focused on pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgery. This allowed Dr. Collins to specialize in all pediatric plastic surgery procedures, with an emphasis on craniofacial problems including craniosynostosis, congenital abnormalities of the facial skeleton and cleft lip.

Dr. Collins is an accomplished author with multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has presented at national and international conferences. Her great affinity for patient care and teaching were highlighted by highly regarded awards, such as the Rady Children's Hospital San Diego CARES Award and the PAIRO Resident Teaching Award. She has also received training awards from the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and Operation Smile, the latter with which she participated in an international mission for kids with cleft lip and palate.

Dr. Collins practices out of two offices, in Encinitas and in Miramar. She is accepting new patients and accepts most insurances. Dr. Collins can address all of your plastic surgery needs, from reconstructive surgery (congenital, trauma, burns, cancer, scars, etc.) to the full gamut of aesthetic surgery of the body and face.
Licenses and Certifications
Board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Board-certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Awards
  • 2013 - Rady Children's Hospital San Diego CARES Award
  • 2011 - Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) – 2011 Resident teaching award
  • 2010 - Operation Smile International Fellows Program – Stryker Fellowship
  • 2010 - American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons – Biomet resident scholar award
  • 2010 - Grand Rounds Mentorship Program – Craniofacial surgery recipient (American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting)
  • 2010 - McMaster University Plastic Surgery Research Day – Best clinical research presentation
  • 2004 - Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) – Health professional student research bursary
  • 2003 - GlaxoSmithKline Award – Best Student Research Day Oral Presentation
  • 2003 - Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) – Student research bursary
  • 2003 - McGill University – Dean’s Honour List for pre-med year
  • 2002 - McGill University – J. W. McConnell Scholarship
  • 2002 - McGill University – McGill Certificate of Merit

Insurances Accepted
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Undergraduate Schools

Pre-med year McGill University,
Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada
2000-2002

DCS in Health Science Marianopolis College,
Montreal, QC, Canada

Electives

Craniofacial surgery elective;
Children’s Hospital–Los Angeles University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2003-2007

Plastic surgery elective;
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
2006

Plastic surgery elective;
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
2006

International surgical and medicine electivesKameda Medical Center Hospital, Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan 2002-2003

Medical Schools

MDCM McGill University,
Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada
2006

Residencies

Plastic Surgery Residency McMaster University,
Division of plastic surgery, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2011

Fellowships

Fresh Start, UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
2012-2013

Adult Craniofacial and Aesthetic Clinical & Research
Fellowship
UC San Diego/Community Craniofacial Fellowship FACES+ Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Skin & Laser Center
2012

Operation Smile Mission,
Plastic Surgery Stryker Fellow Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007-2012
Journal articles:

1) “Evaluation of Facial Volume Changes after Rejuvenation Surgery Using a 3-Dimensional Camera” B. Mailey, J.L. Baker, A. Hosseini, J. Collins, A. Suliman, A.M. Wallace, S.R. Cohen Aesthet Surg J, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjv226 First published online: November 30th 2015
2) “Congenital-infantile fibrosarcoma presenting as a hemangioma: a case report.” M. Kanack, J. Collins, T.J. Fairbanks, A. Gosman Ann Plast Surg, Year 2015, Vol. 74 Suppl 1:S25-9
3) “Reconstructing the Gauge Earlobe Defect” J. Collins, J. Harvey, J.M. Hilinski AMA Facial Plast Surg, Year 2015, Vol. 17 Issue 2:144-148
4) “Growing Skull Fracture of Midline Posterior Cranial Vault” J. Collins, A. Gosman, H.S. Meltzer J Pediatr, Year 2015, Vol. 166 Issue 2:494
5) “Pharyngeal Flap Versus Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for the Treatment of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency: A Meta Analysis” J. Collins, K. Cheung, F. Farrokhyar, N. Strumas Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Year 2012, Vol. 65 Issue 7:864-868
6) “Management of digital tendon avulsion at the musculotendinous junction of the forearm: a systematic review” J. Collins, Y. Ishihara, A. Thoma HAND, Year 2012, Vol. 7, Number 2: 134-142
7) “A Systematic Review of Anterolateral Thigh Flap Donor Site Morbidity” J. Collins, O. Ayeni, A. Thoma Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 1:17-23 8) “Repair of an Avulsed Zygoma: Defining Optimal Management” J. Colin-Durand, M. Czerwinski, W.L. Parker, R.J. Crepeau Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Year 2008, Vol. 66 Issue 12:2615-2616
9) “Ontogeny of Respiratory Tolerance to Mu-Opioid Agonist in Rat” A. Laferrière, J. Colin-Durand, I.R. Moss Developmental Brain Research, Year 2005 Vol. 156 Issue 2: 210-217
10) “Ulnar Dimelia: A Case Series” J. Collins, R. Evans, D. Ross, J. Bain (Manuscript in process)

Book chapters:

11) “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Surgical Management” J. Collins, J.-S. Roy, L.L. McKnight, A. Thoma. Pages 1021-1028. In: Bhandari M (Ed).   Evidence-Based Orthopedics. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford; 2012.
12) “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Conservative Management.” J.-S. Roy, J. Collins. Pages 1012-1020. In: Bhandari M (Ed). Evidence-Based Orthopedics. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford; 2012.

Abstracts:

13) “Pharyngeal Flap Versus Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for the Treatment of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency: A Meta Analysis” J. Collins, K. Cheung, F. Farrokhyar, N. Strumas The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2011 Vol 19 Suppl A: 67A
14) “Combined Large-Volume Fat Grafting and Facelift” J. Collins, S. Cohen The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2011 Vol 19 Suppl A:118A
15) “Ulnar Dimelia: A Case Series” J. Colin-Durand, R. Evans, D. Ross, J. Bain The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2009 Vol. 17 Issue 2: 49
16) “Craniofacial Osseointegration: A Review of Sixty Patients and an Approach to Minimize Implant Failure” M.L. Lessard, A. Izadpanah, J. Colin-Durand, L. Miller (list of authors corrected at CSPS meeting) The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2008 Vol. 16 Issue 2: 98
17) “Management of Tendon Avulsion at the Musculotendinous Junction” J. Colin-Durand, A. Thoma The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Year 2008 Vol. 16 Issue 2: 134
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