Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
James W Collins, MD, MPH

James W Collins, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Focus of Work


Dr. Collins earned BS and MD degrees from the University of Michigan and a MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He’s the medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and the associate program director of the pediatric residency program at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has authored numerous research articles and is a frequent lecturer on issues related to birth outcomes. Dr. Collins has received several awards for his research, teaching, and leadership in infant health.

Academic Focus

Dr. Collins primary research interest is in perinatal epidemiology. He has an investigational interest in understanding the social determinants of racial and ethnic group disparties in birth outcome(preterm delivery, small for gestational age, low birth weight, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality) in the United States.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Collins clinical focus is in neonatology.


Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Michigan (1983)
  • MPH: University of Michigan, Epidemiology (1989)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1986)
  • Board Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 45
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611