Division Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Clinical Associate Professor
1162 Ledyard E. Ross Hall
Xerostomia, burning mouth syndrome, oral cancer, mucositis, vesiculobullous disease
Pathology – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1996
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1995, Head and Neck
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.