Kathryn Collins, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1988)
Residency:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1997)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (1999)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
  • Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center
Research interests for Patients:
My research interests include treatments, primarily ablation therapies, for heart rhythm abnormalities in children.

Publications

  • Gist KM, Marino BS, Palmer C, Fish FA, Moore JP, Czosek RJ, Cassedy A, LaPage MJ, Law IH, Garnreiter J, Cannon BC, Collins KK. Cosmetic outcomes and quality of life in children with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30334588
  • Sandhu A, Ruckdeschel E, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay J, Khanna A, Jaggers J, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Nguyen DT. Perioperative Electrophysiology Study in Tetralogy of Fallot Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Valve Replacement Will Identify Those at High Risk for Subsequent Ventricular Tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29330130
  • Liang JJ, Frankel DS, Parikh V, Lakkireddy D, Mohanty S, Burkhardt JD, Natale A, Szilagyi J, Gerstenfeld EP, Moore JP, Collins KK, Kay JD, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT. Safety and Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A Multicenter Registry Study. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30593868
  • Etheridge SP, Escudero CA, Blaufox AD, Law IH, Dechert-Crooks BE, Stephenson EA, Dubin AM, Ceresnak SR, Motonaga KS, Skinner JR, Marcondes LD, Perry JC, Collins KK, Seslar SP, Cabrera M, Uzun O, Cannon BC, Aziz PF, Kubuš P, Tanel RE, Valdes SO, Sami S, Kertesz NJ, Maldonado J, Erickson C, Moore JP, Asakai H, Mill L, Abcede M, Spector ZZ, Menon S, Shwayder M, Bradley DJ, Cohen MI, Sanatani S. Life-Threatening Event Risk in Children With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: A Multicenter International Study. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Apr;4(4):433-444. PubMed PMID: 30067481
  • Schäfer M, Collins KK, Browne LP, Ivy DD, Abman S, Friesen R, Frank B, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Hunter KS, Truong U, von Alvensleben JC. Effect of electrical dyssynchrony on left and right ventricular mechanics in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jul;37(7):870-878. PubMed PMID: 29496397
  • Sandhu A, Ruckdeschel E, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay J, Khanna A, Jaggers J, Campbell D, Mitchell M, Nguyen DT. Perioperative Electrophysiology Study in Tetralogy of Fallot Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Valve Replacement Will Identify Those at High Risk for Subsequent Ventricular Tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29330130
  • Roston TM, Yuchi Z, Kannankeril PJ, Hathaway J, Vinocur JM, Etheridge SP, Potts JE, Maginot KR, Salerno JC, Cohen MI, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Mohammed S, Kimlicka L, Kanter RJ, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Choi SHJ, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Van Petegem F, Sanatani S. The clinical and genetic spectrum of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: findings from an international multicentre registry. Europace. 2017 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28158428
  • von Alvensleben JC, Schaffer M, Brateng C, Collins KK. Atrial undersensing secondary to quiet timer blanking in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jul;40(7):843-849. PubMed PMID: 28436549
  • Cortez D, Barham W, Ruckdeschel E, Sharma N, McCanta AC, von Alvensleben J, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Kay J, Patel S, Nguyen DT. Noninvasive predictors of perioperative atrial arrhythmias in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Aug;40(8):591-596. PubMed PMID: 28394443
  • Roston TM, Yuchi Z, Kannankeril PJ, Hathaway J, Vinocur JM, Etheridge SP, Potts JE, Maginot KR, Salerno JC, Cohen MI, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Mohammed S, Kimlicka L, Kanter RJ, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Choi SHJ, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Van Petegem F, Sanatani S. The clinical and genetic spectrum of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: findings from an international multicentre registry. Europace. 2017 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28158428
  • Kiger ME, McCanta AC, Tong S, Schaffer M, Runciman M, Collins KK. Intermittent versus Persistent Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children: Electrophysiologic Properties and Clinical Outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):14-20. PubMed PMID: 26256551
  • Cohen M, Sanatani S, Stephenson E, Skinner J, Drago F, Davis A, Janousek J, Rosenthal E, Collins KK, Triedman J. Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society: building an international paediatric electrophysiology organisation. Heart Rhythm. 2016 May;13(5):1006-9. PubMed PMID: 27090729
  • Cohen M, Sanatani S, Stephenson E, Skinner J, Drago F, Davis A, Janousek J, Rosenthal E, Collins KK, Triedman J. Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society: building an international paediatric electrophysiology organisation. Cardiol Young. 2016 Aug;26(6):1039-43. PubMed PMID: 27075202
  • Kiger ME, McCanta AC, Tong S, Schaffer M, Runciman M, Collins KK. Intermittent versus Persistent Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children: Electrophysiologic Properties and Clinical Outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):14-20. PubMed PMID: 26256551
  • Roston TM, Vinocur JM, Maginot KR, Mohammed S, Salerno JC, Etheridge SP, Cohen M, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Kanter RJ, Potts JE, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Kannankeril PJ, Sanatani S. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in children: analysis of therapeutic strategies and outcomes from an international multicenter registry. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;8(3):633-42. PubMed PMID: 25713214
  • Roston TM, Vinocur JM, Maginot KR, Mohammed S, Salerno JC, Etheridge SP, Cohen M, Hamilton RM, Pflaumer A, Kanter RJ, Potts JE, LaPage MJ, Collins KK, Gebauer RA, Temple JD, Batra AS, Erickson C, Miszczak-Knecht M, Kubuš P, Bar-Cohen Y, Kantoch M, Thomas VC, Hessling G, Anderson C, Young ML, Cabrera Ortega M, Lau YR, Johnsrude CL, Fournier A, Kannankeril PJ, Sanatani S. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in children: analysis of therapeutic strategies and outcomes from an international multicenter registry. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;8(3):633-42. PubMed PMID: 25713214
  • Cortez D, Ruckdeschel E, McCanta AC, Collins K, Sauer W, Kay J, Nguyen D. Vectorcardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmia inducibility in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. J Electrocardiol. 2015 Mar-Apr;48(2):141-4. PubMed PMID: 25483288
  • McCanta AC, Tanel RE, Gralla J, Runciman DM, Collins KK. The Fate of Nontargeted Endocardial Leads during the Extraction of One or More Targeted Leads in Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;37(1):104-8. PubMed PMID: 24164671
  • Collins KK. Cryoablation, limited fluoroscopy, and more. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;37(9):1093-4. PubMed PMID: 25139717
  • Whyte SD, Nathan A, Myers D, Watkins SC, Kannankeril PJ, Etheridge SP, Andrade J, Collins KK, Law IH, Hayes J, Sanatani S. The safety of modern anesthesia for children with long QT syndrome. Anesth Analg. 2014 Oct;119(4):932-8. PubMed PMID: 25076102
  • Silva JN, Erickson CC, Carter CD, Greene EA, Kantoch M, Collins KK, Miyake CY, Carboni MP, Rhee EK, Papez A, Anand V, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF, Participating Members of Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Management of pediatric tachyarrhythmias on mechanical support. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Aug;7(4):658-63. PubMed PMID: 24987047
  • Goot BH, Jaggers J, Anagnost MR, Collins KK. Multivalvular Replacement and Ventricular Arrhythmias in a Female Child With Congenital Polyvalvular Disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jun 23;5(3):463-466. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24958053
  • Haines DE, Beheiry S, Akar JG, Baker JL, Beinborn D, Beshai JF, Brysiewicz N, Chiu-Man C, Collins KK, Dare M, Fetterly K, Fisher JD, Hongo R, Irefin S, Lopez J, Miller JM, Perry JC, Slotwiner DJ, Tomassoni GF, Weiss E. Heart Rythm Society expert consensus statement on electrophysiology laboratory standards: process, protocols, equipment, personnel, and safety. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug;11(8):e9-51. PubMed PMID: 24814989
  • Gist KM, Schuchardt EL, Moroze MK, Kaufman J, Cruz Ed, Campbell DN, Mitchell MB, Jaggers J, Collins KK, McCanta AC. Tachyarrhythmia following Norwood operation: a single-center experience. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Apr;5(2):206-10. PubMed PMID: 24668965
  • Silva JN, VON Bergen NH, Dubin AM, Collins KK, Chen J, Bowman TM, Van Hare GF. Assessment of intrathoracic impedance algorithm in the pediatric and adult congenital population. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Sep;37(9):1174-80. PubMed PMID: 24646399
  • Ruckdeschel ES, Quaife R, Lewkowiez L, Kay J, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Nguyen DT. Preprocedural Imaging in Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries Facilitates Placement of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24313876
  • McFerson MC, McCanta AC, Pan Z, Collins KK, Jaggers J, da Cruz EM, Kaufman J. Tachyarrhythmias After the Norwood Procedure: Relationship and Effect of Vasoactive Agents. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24240783
  • McCanta AC, Tanel RE, Gralla J, Runciman DM, Collins KK. The Fate of Nontargeted Endocardial Leads during the Extraction of One or More Targeted Leads in Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan;37(1):104-8. PubMed PMID: 24164671
  • Ruckdeschel ES, Quaife R, Lewkowiez L, Kay J, Sauer WH, Collins KK, Nguyen DT. Preprocedural Imaging in Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries Facilitates Placement of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24313876
  • McFerson MC, McCanta AC, Pan Z, Collins KK, Jaggers J, da Cruz EM, Kaufman J. Tachyarrhythmias After the Norwood Procedure: Relationship and Effect of Vasoactive Agents. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24240783
  • Seslar SP, Kugler J, Batra AS, Collins KK, Crosson J, Dubin AM, Etheridge S, Kanter R, Papez A, Radbill AE, Serwer GA, Tanel RE, Tsao S, Webster G, Saarel EV, Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) MAP-IT Taskforce. The Multicenter Pediatric and Adult Congenital EP Quality (MAP-IT) Initiative-rationale and design: report from the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society's MAP-IT taskforce. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct;8(5):381-92. PubMed PMID: 23663492
  • Collins KK, Schaffer MS, Liberman L, Saarel E, Knecht M, Tanel RE, Bradley D, Dubin AM, Paul T, Salerno J, Bar-Cohen Y, Sreeram N, Sanatani S, Law IH, Blaufox A, Batra A, Moltedo JM, van Hare GF, Reed J, Ro PS, Kugler J, Anderson C, Triedman JK, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Fascicular and nonfascicular left ventricular tachycardias in the young: an international multicenter study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun;24(6):640-8. PubMed PMID: 23437865
  • Nguyen DT, Gupta R, Kay J, Fagan T, Lowery C, Collins KK, Sauer WH. Percutaneous transhepatic access for catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. Europace. 2013 Apr;15(4):494-500. PubMed PMID: 23385049
  • Villasenor M, Schaffer MS, Collins KK. Cryoablation for presumed atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in pediatric patients. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Nov;35(11):1319-25. PubMed PMID: 22946704
  • Atallah J, Collins KK, Jonas RA, Mayer JE Jr, Triedman JK. Follow-up of a modified Fontan randomized trial for intraatrial reentrant tachycardia prophylaxis. Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 May-Jun;7(3):219-25. PubMed PMID: 22631077
  • Shah A, Moon-Grady A, Bhogal N, Collins KK, Tacy T, Brook M, Hornberger LK. Effectiveness of sotalol as first-line therapy for fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jun 1;109(11):1614-8. PubMed PMID: 22444730
  • Ceresnak SR, Tanel RE, Pass RH, Liberman L, Collins KK, Van Hare GF, Gates GJ, Dubin AM. Clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of antidromic tachycardia in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Apr;35(4):480-8. PubMed PMID: 22324823
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Professional Memberships

  • Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology, Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Member
  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Member
  • Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certification (2000, 2017)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1996, 2002)
  • IBHRE Certification for for Heart Rhythm Specialist, International Certificate (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Heart and Circulation
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include the care of infant, child, or adult congenital heart disease patient with concerns for a heart rhythm abnormality.

Care Philosophy
As Director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Team, my goal is for myself and the team to provide the highest standard of care and all 'cutting edge' medical therapies to our patients. My personal care philosophy is that I discuss all options to patients and their families and we make joint decisions as to the best steps moving forward.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1988)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (1997)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital (Boston) Program, Pediatric Cardiology (1999)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Cardiology
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