October 17, 2013

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist Evan D. Collins, M.D., Named Vice Chairman of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM)

Chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at the Texas Medical Center and Author of a Landmark Study Involving Musicians & Performing Artists, Dr. Collins Assumes New Post this Month

HOUSTON, TX -  Dr. Evan D. Collins, chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center is recently named Vice Chairman of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM).

The promotion comes as Collins and his research support staff launch a first of its kind research study on effective treatments for the common injuries and conditions experienced by musicians and performing artists.  His work with professionals within the performing arts spans decades and includes the Houston Symphony and the Miró Quartet.

Board certified and fellowship trained in surgery of the hand, with certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) for surgery of the hand, Collins recently obtained his MBA from Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.  He also holds a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College and frequently speaks to students of university and professional performing arts programs about the injuries and conditions most seen in this group.

“I am pleased to receive this appointment with the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine.  This is an advanced Center focused on a special kind of athlete and we’re excited about the work we’re doing here,” said Collins.

“Keeping performing artists and musicians on the stage has been a big part of my work over the years.  It is an honor to return these professionals to play and to participate in establishing standards in preventative therapy and targeted treatments benefiting generations of performing artists to come,” added Collins.

A published author, Collins has research findings published in international peer-reviewed orthopedic journals and surgical text books.  His research on joint replacement techniques for the small joints of the fingers and wrist has refined treatment protocols and improved longterm outcomes.

Collins is also part of the Houston Methodist healthcare team providing care to collegiate and professional athletes throughout Texas. 

To read more about Dr. Collins and his latest treatment options for common as well as complex injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder go to Or, call 877-72-MYDOC (877-726-9362) for a consult.