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Dr. Michael P. CollinsMichael P. Collins, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Specialty: Adult Neurology


  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuromuscular Pathology
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Inflammatory Myopathies


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, 1986


  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center (AETC), Lackland AFB, TX, 1986-1987
  • Residency, Neurology, Wilford Hall Medical Center (AETC), Lackland AFB, TX, 1987-1990
  • Fellowship, Neuromuscular Diseases & Pathology, EMG, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, 1995-1996

Brief Clinical/Research Statement:

Dr. Michael P. Collins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology. He has considerable experience and subspecialty training in the clinical, electrodiagnostic and pathologic diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases. He is skilled in the performance of EMGs and interpretation of nerve and muscle biopsies. His clinical and research focus is inflammatory neuromuscular disorders.


  1. Collins MP, Dyck PJ, Gronseth GS, Guillevin L, Hadden RD, Heuss D, Léger JM, Notermans NC, Pollard JD, Said G, Sobue G, Vrancken AF, Kissel JT, Peripheral Nerve Society. Peripheral Nerve Society Guideline on the classification, diagnosis, investigation, and immunosuppressive therapy of non-systemic vasculitic neuropathy: executive summary. J Peripher Nerv Syst 2010 Sep;15(3):176-84 PMID 21040139
  2. Collins MP, Periquet-Collins I, Sahenk Z, Kissel JT. Direct immunofluorescence in vasculitic neuropathy: specificity of vascular immune deposits. Muscle Nerve 2010 Jul;42(1):62-9 PMID 20544917
  3. Vrancken AF, Gathier CS, Cats EA, Notermans NC, Collins MP. The additional yield of combined nerve/muscle biopsy in vasculitic neuropathy. Eur J Neurol 2011 Jan;18(1):49-58 PMID 20482601
  4. Collins MP, Periquet-Collins I. Nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy: update on diagnosis, classification, pathogenesis, and treatment. Front Neurol Neurosci 2009;26:26-66 PMID 19349704
  5. Collins MP, Periquet MI. Isolated vasculitis of the peripheral nervous system. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2008 May-Jun;26(3 Suppl 49):S118-30 PMID 18799069
  6. Collins MP. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy. J Rheumatol 2007 Apr;34(4):899-900 PMID 17407256
  7. Collins MP. Localized vasculitis and the peripheral nervous system. J Rheumatol 2005 May;32(5):769-72 PMID 15868607
  8. Collins MP, Dunn LF. The effects of meditation and visual imagery on an immune system disorder: dermatomyositis. J Altern Complement Med 2005 Apr;11(2):275-84 PMID 15865493
  9. Collins MP, Periquet MI. Non-systemic vasculitic neuropathy. Curr Opin Neurol 2004 Oct;17(5):587-98 PMID 15367863
  10. Collins MP, Periquet MI, Mendell JR, Sahenk Z, Nagaraja HN, Kissel JT. Nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy: insights from a clinical cohort. Neurology 2003 Sep 9;61(5):623-30 PMID 12963752
  11. Collins MP, Periquet MI. Prevalence of vasculitic neuropathy in Wegener granulomatosis. Arch Neurol 2002 Aug;59(8):1333-4; author reply 1334 PMID 12164733
  12. Novak V, Freimer ML, Kissel JT, Sahenk Z, Periquet IM, Nash SM, Collins MP, Mendell JR. Autonomic impairment in painful neuropathy. Neurology 2001 Apr 10;56(7):861-8 PMID 11294922
  13. Collins MP, Mendell JR, Periquet MI, Sahenk Z, Amato AA, Gronseth GS, Barohn RJ, Jackson CE, Kissel JT. Superficial peroneal nerve/peroneus brevis muscle biopsy in vasculitic neuropathy. Neurology 2000 Sep 12;55(5):636-43 PMID 10980725
  14. Collins MP, Periquet MI. Vasculitic neuropathy in chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) J Neurol Sci 2000 Apr 1;175(1):71-3 PMID 10905885
  15. Periquet MI, Novak V, Collins MP, Nagaraja HN, Erdem S, Nash SM, Freimer ML, Sahenk Z, Kissel JT, Mendell JR. Painful sensory neuropathy: prospective evaluation using skin biopsy. Neurology 1999 Nov 10;53(8):1641-7 PMID 10563606
  16. Amato AA, Collins MP. Neuropathies associated with malignancy. Semin Neurol 1998;18(1):125-44 PMID 9562674
  17. Collins MP, Freeman JW. Meningioma and transient global amnesia: another report. Neurology 1986 Apr;36(4):594 PMID 3960342
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