Dr. Nancy Rollins always wanted to be a doctor, but was also fascinated by the technological advances in clinical medicine. She has been able to combine both interests as a radiologist.
“Radiology presented a unique combination of high-tech and complexity that provides different avenues of patient care and interaction,” she says.
Over the past 28 years, Dr. Rollins’ areas of expertise and specialization have involved pediatric vascular and neuroendovascular interventional radiology, including non-invasive treatment of complex intracranial and extracranial vascular malformations, stroke, dural venous sinus thrombosis, and complications of solid organ transplants.
“Involvement in pediatric cerebrovascular disease was a logical progression from my background in interventional and neuroradiology,” she explains.
Dr. Rollins is the Medical Director of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Health℠. Her department provides a full range of diagnostic radiology to get detailed pictures inside the body, and interventional radiology using image guidance to precisely deliver medication to an area of the body; place feeding tubes, drainage tubes or catheters; perform biopsies and make repairs inside the body without open surgery.
“My work inspires me,” she says. “It provides opportunities to apply advanced technology to diagnose and treat pediatric diseases and disorders of the brain and spine, allowing children to achieve their full potential.”
Dr. Nancy Rollins is certified by the American Board of Radiology as well as Maintenance of Certifications in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She served as a radiology intern at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, completed a radiology residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital. She completed a diagnostic radiology fellowship at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center and one in pediatric radiology at Children’s Health.
She is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, past president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology and a member of the American Association of Women Radiologists, the American College of Radiology and the Dallas County Medical Society, among others. She holds the Charles Cameron Sprague, M.D., Chair in Medical Science at UT Southwestern. Dr. Rollins’ areas of clinical research involve advanced MR imaging techniques in neuroimaging with a focus on white matter maturation and connectivity in normal and diseased states affecting children.
Dr. Rollins speaks nationally and internationally, and sits on ad hoc NIH study sections and the Patient Practice Committee for the American College of Radiology.
Outside of her practice, she enjoys salsa dancing, traveling to New York and reading about history.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1982)
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1983), Radiology, General
- Parkland Memorial Hospital (1985), Radiology, General
- Children's Medical Center Dallas (1986), Pediatric Radiology
Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (1986), Interventional Radiology
- Board Certification
- American Board of Radiology/Neuroradiology
- Pediatric Computer Tomography (CT)
- Pediatric Fluoroscopy
- Pediatric Interventional Radiology (IR)
- Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Pediatric Nuclear Medicine (NM)
- Prenatal and Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Pediatric Sclerotherapy Treatments for Vascular Malformations
- Pediatric Ultrasound (Sonogram)
Departments and Programs
- Pediatric radiology
- Interventional radiology
- American Association for Women Radiologists
- American College of Radiology
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Radiologic Society of North America
- Society Chairman of Radiology in Children's Hospitals
Awards and Honors
- Alpha Omega Alpha (1982)
- Edward Randall Award - Academic Excellence in Psychiatry (1982)
- Herman Barnett Award - Academic Excellence in Surgery (1982)
- William & Ida Zinn Alpha Omega Alpha Award (1982)
- Isabella Brackenridge Award - Academic Excellence (1981)