Dr. Collins grew up in Colorado where he learned to ski at the age of three. After high school, he attended the University of Virginia where he played varsity baseball and was Academic All-ACC. He graduated with high honors from the School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. From Virginia, he switched coasts and attended medical school at the University of Southern California where he was a Dean's Scholar. He remained at USC for his residency training, where he spent the majority of his time treating the underserved population in Los Angeles. His research interests include fixation of proximal humerus fractures, needle arthroscopy of the knee, reliability and reproducibility of shoulder fracture classification systems, and objective shoulder strength after fixation of clavicle fractures.
After travelling all throughout the country, Dr. Collins is thrilled to be back in Colorado and feels extremely fortunate to train at the Steadman Clinic. As an avid outdoorsman, he is looking forward to taking advantage of all Vail has to offer with his fiance, Brittney, who will join him later on in the year.