Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah Collins is a board-certified surgeon whose practice focuses on urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, including minimally invasive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, congenital Müllerian differences, and complex urogenital fistulas. She is a federally funded researcher, with a particular interest in shared decision making and surgical innovation. She is also an experienced clinical educator both locally and globally. Through her work with the International Organization for Women and Development, she travels annually to Kigali, Rwanda, to provide surgical care for women with obstetric fistula, as well as clinical and surgical training for Rwandan physicians.
Her research has been published in Urogynecology, International Urogynecology Journal, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Southern Medical Journal, and Gastroenterology Clinics of North America.
Collins received an undergraduate degree in English literature from Cornell University and an MD from Wayne State University. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at MetroHealth in Cleveland, followed by fellowship training in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut Health Center. She returns to the University of Chicago from Northwestern University where, as a member of its urogynecology team, she treated women and girls with congenital differences of the urogenital tract, and led the development and integration of computer-based decisional aids into routine clinical workflow, improving the quality of patient counseling and practice efficiency.