February 9, 2015

Houston Hand Surgeon, Evan D. Collins MD, Named Chairman of Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM)

Chief of Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at the Texas Medical Center and Longtime Physician to Musicians & Performing Artists, Collins Accepts New Position

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

Collins, who previously served as vice chairman of CPAM, now occupies an expansive new space dedicated to the care of performing artists and patients suffering from common as well as complex hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.

His work with athletes within the performing arts spans decades and includes the Houston Symphony and the Miró Quartet. He speaks regularly to students of university and professional performing arts programs on the most common conditions affecting performing artists - and is currently working on an innovative new research project focusing on these conditions. His findings are expected to translate into new protocols and preventive therapies for the general population at risk for repetitive stress injuries as well.

Collins is board certified and fellowship trained in surgery of the hand, with certificate of added qualifications for surgery of the hand (CAQSH). He also obtained his MBA from Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and holds a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College.

"Our center is unlike any other resource for performing artists. As athletes have sports medicine teams and centers to support their high-demand occupation, we cater to this unique population of athletes. We understand the demands placed on every aspect of their body - and take an integrated approach to not only addressing their injury but also ensuring their overall well being," said Collins.

"I am honored to receive this appointment and look forward to the growth of our center and what we’re able to offer these performing artists, who actually nurture us by what they do," said Collins.

A published author, his research findings are featured in international peer-reviewed orthopedic journals and surgical text books. His latest research article, Radial Ridge Excision for Symptomatic Volar Tendon Subluxation Following deQuervain’s Release, was featured in a recent issue of Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.

Collins who is again this year recognized as an H Texas Top Doc, a Texas Monthly Super Doctor and one of Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors in America, 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.