Steven Collins, MD
Rebekah Wheatley, MD
Jessica Green, BSN, RN, CAPA
Facility Administrator and Director of Nursing
Facility Administrator and Director of Nursing
Dr. Steven V. Collins is a skilled pediatric anesthesiologist who has been practicing since 1998. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993, after completing a Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology at the same institution. Dr. Collins pursued his residency in anesthesiology at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida from 1994 to 1997, and completed his fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1998. Prior to joining our team, Dr. Collins was a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Nemours Children’s Clinic.
Dr. Collins is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a Pediatric Anesthesia Sub Certification earned in September 2015. He is also certified in PALS and BLS, both of which he recertified in December 2022, ACLS certified May 2023, and ATLS, which he earned in September 2016. Dr. Collins holds a Florida Medical License and an inactive Michigan Medical License.
Dr. Collins has served in various leadership roles throughout his career, including Chairman of the Department of Surgical Services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital from January 2013 to December 2018 and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgical Services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital from January 2019 to December 2020. He has also been an Instructor in Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine since April 1999.
Dr. Collins is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.
Dr. Collins has authored a book chapter on “Issues in Anesthesia” in Complications in Otolaryngology and has also published articles in Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports, including a case report and literature review on the use of venovenous ECMO for perinatal support of an infant with TGA, intact atrial and ventricular septum, and closed ductus arteriosus. Additionally, he has presented on a variety of topics at national and regional meetings, including Total Lung Lavage of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis, Oral Transmucosal Midazolam as a Premedication in Children, and Use of Adjuvant Medicines in Pain Management.
Dr. Collins is married with two daughters and a son. He is a big sports fan, especially for the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!). He also is an avid fan of Star Wars and comics.
Dr. Rebekah L. Wheatley is a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist who has been with Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, since 2011. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Florida State University before attending Mayo Medical School, where she completed her M.D. and residency in anesthesiology. She also completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Nemours Children’s Clinic. Dr. Wheatley has received numerous awards and honors, including the Rookie of the Year Award for Juvenile/Criminal Cases from the Guardian Ad Litem Program in Tallahassee, Florida, and the Intern of the Year Award from the Hospital of St. Raphael Transitional Year Internship Program. She was also named Chief Resident of the Mayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and served on various committees, including the Mayo Medical School Admissions Committee and the Performance Improvement Committee of the Mayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wheatley has been actively involved in research, having co-designed a randomized controlled trial on pain management in children and conducted a cross-sectional study on parents’ views on the age of assent in pediatric medical research. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Wheatley provides clinical teaching of pediatric anesthesiology to medical students, residents, and fellows rotating in her department from Mayo Clinic and University of Florida Jacksonville. She also teaches anesthesiology assistant students rotating from NOVA Southeastern University. Her research interests include pain management in children and teaching interests include recognizing and managing life-threatening events in pediatric anesthesia including airway fire, malignant hyperthermia, adverse respiratory events, and postoperative cyanosis.
Jessica was born and raised in Orange Park, Florida. She attended Jacksonville University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her profession has taken her out west to California and Colorado where she fell in love with the Ambulatory Surgery Center setting. Jessica worked as a Perioperative Services Manager and then as a Director of Nursing. She is a Certified Ambulatory Peri-Anesthesia (CAPA) nurse and dedicates her time to continually advancing her leadership and nursing skills.
She and her husband have two daughters and a dog that keeps them busy. They love yoga, being outdoors, water activities, soccer, and dance. Being a mom of two young daughters, Jessica understands how precious our little ones are and shows compassion toward caring for children. A couple of fun facts about Jessica: She has four brothers and wrestled her freshman year in high school!
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