Kelly Collins, MD

  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
Kelly M. Collins, MD


Kelly Collins, MD is a pediatric transplant surgeon and surgical director of pediatric liver and kidney transplant at American Family Children’s Hospital. She is also an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation. Dr. Collins treats adults and children who have diseases of the liver or kidney. She performs specialized surgical procedures involved in transplanting new organs. She also assists with operations on people who are donating an organ or part of an organ.

Dr. Collins’ clinical interests include pediatric transplantation, patient education and the patient experience, living donor liver transplantation and robotic surgery. She chose the medical profession because she enjoys using her advanced understanding of physiology and biology to help others. She also enjoys the team aspect that is essential for successful organ transplantation.

Dr. Collins is passionate about providing individualized, patient-centered care. She learns what is most important to each of her patients and helps them and their families navigate through treatment options to find the best fit.

In her free time, Dr. Collins enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys running, cooking and relaxing by the lake.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Adult and Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

  • University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Areas of expertise