BA – Chemistry and Biology, UNC Chapel Hill, 1978
DDS- UNC School of Dentistry, 1983
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology – University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1995
Certificate in Head and Neck Pathology – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1996
MS – Clinical Medical Education – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2004
AGD – Fellow (FAGD 1988) Master (MAGD 2005)
AAOMP - Fellow
ABOMP – Diplomate
Faculty Member Omicron Kappa Upsilon
A native North Carolinian, Dr. Collins practiced dentistry in Durham following graduation from UNC until he was commissioned in the US Army in 1984. In 1992, he resigned his commission to enter an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency at the University of Florida. A fellowship in Otolaryngic Pathology at UPMC carried him to Pittsburgh, PA. On completion, Dr. Collins accepted a job in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. While there, he taught pre-professional, dental hygiene, nursing, specialty residency, medical, dermatology and general pathology students and residents.
Dr. Collins has presented continuing education courses for dental, medical, civilian and military audiences both domestically and internationally. He plays guitar – mostly just strumming, has an interest in Civil War history, enjoys Volksmarches and music by Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys. Dr. Collins and his wife, Lisa enjoy the companionship of a spoiled rotten Shih Tzu named Riley.