Megan Elizabeth Collins, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Allan and Claire Jensen Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Amblyopia, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8314
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Megan Collins, M.D., the Allan and Claire Jensen Professor of Ophthalmology, is a pediatric ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive clinical and surgical care to pediatric patients and adults with strabismus in Baltimore, Maryland. An assistant professor of ophthalmology, Dr. Collins specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric craniofacial malformations and adult strabismus. She is also an associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

In addition to her clinical practice, she directs the Wilmer pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program and is course director for the Wilmer residency ethics and professionalism curriculum.

Dr. Collins received her medical degree from the University of Chicago, where she also completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics. After an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland, she returned to the University of Chicago for her residency in ophthalmology, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. She later received her Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


  • Allan and Claire Jensen Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Joint Appointment in Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2006)


  • Ophthalmology; University of Chicago Medicine (2010)


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology; The Hospital for Sick Children at University of Toronto (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Collins' research interests include the doctor-patient relationship, public health ethics, and barriers in access to pediatric eye care.

She is Co-Principal Investigator on Vision for Baltimore and Vision for Chicago, two public-private research partnerships to develop sustainable models of school-based vision care and to evaluate the impact of eyeglasses on academic performance. Dr. Collins co-founded and co-directs the Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions.

Activities & Honors


  • Scholarly Concentrations Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2019

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Eyeglasses for School Kids Boost Academic Performance, Study Finds, Wilmer Insider (Sept. 2021)

Covid pandemic linked to increased nearsightedness in kids, NBC News (Aug. 2021)

The Pandemic Made Kids' Eyesight Worse, Doctors Say, Wall Street Journal (June 2021)

Kids with certain medical conditions should not attend in-person school while COVID-19 continues to spread, Baltimore Sun (Oct. 2020)

Hopkins Researchers Give Md. High Marks on School Resumption Plans, The Daily Record (Jul. 2020)

Johns Hopkins Launches Reopening Policy Tracker For K-12 Schools, The Hub (Jul. 2020)

Setting Sights Higher, The Hub (Oct. 2019)

Vision for Success, The Hub (Dec. 2018)

Mission for Vision: Program Provides Free Eyeglasses to Students Who Need Them, The Hub (Jan. 2018)

What happens to learning when students get much-needed glasses, PBS NewsHour (Dec. 2017)

What Happened Next? The Vision for Baltimore Program, Johns Hopkins University (Nov. 2017)

How Free Eyeglasses Are Boosting Test Scores in Baltimore, Politico Magazine (Aug. 2017)

Hopkins Studies Student Vision, Learning, Baltimore Sun (May 2015)

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