Bradley J. Collins, M.D. '99
Bradley Collins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gannon University in May 1999 where he was a member of Delta Chi fraternity, served as the Interfraternity Council President, and entertained roles in the Student Government Association, Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society, Activities Programming Board, and the Honors Program.
Upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Collins attended Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2003. A high achieving student, Dr. Collins earned a variety of awards for his educational successes, including the Gannon University Medal of Honor and the Joe Luckey Service Award as well as Penn State’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
Upon completion of his degrees, Dr. Collins completed his residency with the Brown University Internal Medicine Program at the Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals.
In 2006, Dr. Collins began his work as a staff hospitalist at the Miriam Hospital. From 2012-2014, Dr. Collins served as the Medical Director of Case Management, at which point he assumed the position of Medical Director of Appeals for Lifespan.
Dr. Collins also accepted an academic appointment with the Alpert Medical School at Brown University where he has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine since July 2013.
Dr. Collins is a member of the American Medical Society and American College of Physicians, where he was named a fellow in 2014.
Additionally, he is a fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has given numerous presentations at conferences and currently serves as a preceptor for medical students in their residencies.
An active member in his community, Dr. Collins is a volunteer in the Guardian Program and serves as the President and CEO of DecAID, a 501c3 charity. He is a trustee of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and a youth soccer coach with the Lincoln Youth Soccer Association. Dr. Collins is currently campaigning to become a state representative of Rhode Island.
In 2002, Dr. Collins and his wife, Tiffany ’99, were married at Gannon’s Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel in a service with eight Gannon priests concelebrating. They are actively involved in service and have made multiple medical missionary trips to Sabante de Yasica in the Dominican Republic. The Collins were named Distinguished Young Alumni of Gannon University in 2005 and currently reside in Lincoln, Rhode Island with their three children, William, Laura, and Jack.
When asked to offer a piece of advice to current students, Dr. Collins offered the following: “Suck the marrow out of your experience [at Gannon]. Take advantage of the wonderful people and opportunities. It goes fast!”
(Published July 2016)