WV Medical Journal March/April 2014 : IFC
WVU HEALTHCARE PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY The Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at WVU Healthcare provides state-of the art care for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents with problems of the brain, spine, or peripheral nerves. Through extensive collaboration with the referring medical team and other pediatric and neuroscience sub-specialists at WVU, our fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons focus on achieving the best possible neurological outcomes and excellent cosmetic results with the least possible physical or emotional stress to the child or family. Surgeries are performed at highly-ranked Ruby Memorial Hospital and are conducted with access to the most advanced technologies, supported by highly trained pediatric specialists in nursing, anesthesia, and other services. Please call 800-WVA-Mars for information and consultations. wvuhealthcare.com John J. Collins, MD, FAANS , Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Dr. Collins completed his medical training at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; his residency in Neurosurgery at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; and his Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship at Primary Children’s Medical Center of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Dr. Collins is also a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and the American Association of Neurosurgeons. He has extensive experience in the areas of cranial deformities, spinal dysraphism, Chiari malformations, pediatric brain tumors, hydrocephalus, and spasticity. Cesar Augusto Serrano, MD Dr. Serrano completed his Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Aurora. He also completed two neurosurgical residency programs: the first in Bogota, Columbia, from the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada as a Specialist in Neurosurgery, and the second from the University of Calgary, Canada, where he graduated as a Specialist in Neurosurgery. Dr. Serrano has held neurosurgeon appointments in Bogota, Columbia, at the Clinica San Padro and the Clinical del Country. He is board certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal Collage of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Serrano has interest in the surgical treatment of all types of epilepsy. Neurosurgery services are operated by WVU Hospitals. WVU Hospitals is a member of the WV United Health System.