“I partner with my patients and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their specific needs. My focus is patient-first, and my goal is always optimal health for my patients. I believe trust and honesty are key elements in the patient-physician relationship, and I work closely with my patients to keep them well.”

Board Certification

  • General Surgery


Internship and Residency

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
General Surgery
Administrative Chief Resident
Chapel Hill, NC

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate School

Duke University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Cum Laude
Durham, NC

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Montgomery Surgery Center

Professional Associations

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi)

Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS)

Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)


Dr. Craig Colliver is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following his surgical training, he was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina. He joined Advanced Surgery in 1999. Dr. Colliver is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a past Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and also previously served as the Chief of General Surgery. Dr. Colliver is an experienced, well-respected surgeon. His areas of expertise include breast, soft tissue, gallbladder and hernia surgery. He is a regular participant in the Breast Cancer Tumor Board at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He has been recognized as one of the area’s outstanding General Surgeons by the Washingtonian Magazine as well as by the Consumers’ Checkbook. Dr. Colliver sees patients in our Rockville office.