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Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences & Medicine
Michael F. Collins, MD, a tenured professor of quantitative health
sciences and medicine, was appointed Chancellor of the University of
Massachusetts Medical School in 2008 after serving in an interim
capacity from June 2007 to September 2008. Also in June 2007, Dr.
Collins was appointed Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at
the University of Massachusetts where he oversees the University’s
system-wide health and life sciences portfolio.
As Chancellor of the Commonwealth’s public medical school, Dr.
Collins provides strategic management to a burgeoning UMass
Medical School enterprise, which generates approximately $900
million in annual revenues and includes: three graduate schools,
including the School of Medicine, nationally recognized for primary care education, the
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing; more than 1,100
graduate-level students and a workforce of over 6,000; and a thriving and internationally
renowned biomedical research enterprise that garners more than $240 million in funding
annually. UMass Medical School is also home to Commonwealth Medicine, a health care
consulting division that partners with Massachusetts and other states in delivering health services
to vulnerable populations, and MassBiologics of UMMS, the only university-based and publicly
owned FDA-licensed discoverer and manufacturer of vaccines and other biologics in the United
Before assuming the leadership of UMass Medical School, Dr. Collins was appointed Chancellor
of the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2005. Prior to joining the UMass System, Dr.
Collins served as president and chief executive officer of Caritas Christi Health Care System
from 1994 to 2004.
A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, where he served as chair of the Board of Trustees, and
Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Collins is a board-certified physician in internal
medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is actively engaged in service
to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has amassed vast experience in governance of notfor-profit and educational entities. Currently, he serves as a member of the boards of UMass
Memorial Health Care, the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), Massachusetts
Biomedical Initiatives, the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, the
Worcester Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Bankshares Corporation and the American
University of Beirut.