Sean P. Collins, MD, MSci

Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Emergency Medicine

Dr. Collins is Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Collins completed residency at the University of Cincinnati.  After his chief resident year, he spent 10 years as faculty at the University of Cincinnati and was promoted to Associate Professor. During this time, he completed a research fellowship and obtained his MSc in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. In July 2011, Dr. Collins joined the Vanderbilt faculty. He is a member of multiple professional organizations and was elected as a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), European Society of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. He is the first emergency physician elected to the Board of Directors of HFSA. Dr. Collins is currently funded by NHLBI, AHA, AHRQ and PCORI. His PCORI trial evaluates interventions in patients with AHF discharged from the ED. He co-directs an AHF clinical trials network which is being utilized for his PCORI randomized trial. He has directed and served on multiple steering committees for international cardiovascular trials and has published more than 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 30 as first or senior author.