Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Transradial Cardiac Catheterization
  • Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Education

Fellowships

Washington Hospital Center – Georgetown University
Interventional Cardiology
Washington, D.C.
2010

Internship and Residency

University of Maryland Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD
2006

Medical School

Meharry Medical College
Doctor of Medicine
Nashville, TN
2003

Undergraduate School

Brown University
Bachelor of the Arts
Providence, RI
1997

Hospitals Affiliated With

Providence Hospital
Washington Hospital Center

Professional Associations

American College of Cardiology
Fellow

Association of Black Cardiologists
Member

National Medical Association
Member

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Member

Publications

“Acute myocardial infarction in women: is there a sex disparity between door-to-balloon time and clinical outcomes?” Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (2011)

“Clinical profile, prognostic implication, and response to treatment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe aortic stenosis” American Journal of Cardiology (2011)

“Complications and outcome of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in high-risk or inoperable patients” JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions (2010)

Journal Articles

“Supplemental oxygen does not synergize with intracoronary radiation for the prevention of restenosis in porcine coronary arteries” Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine (1999): 1(2):138-­?43

“Can Acute Occlusion of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Produce a Typical Takotsubo Left Ventricular Contraction Pattern?” American Journal of Cardiology: 104:202–204

“Intracoronary radiation suppresses telomerase activity following balloon injury in porcine coronary arteries” Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine: 2(1):59

Biography

Dr. Collins is certified as a Diplomate of the Board of Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Member of the National Medical Association, Association of Black Cardiologists, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. She has conducted research on a variety of subjects, including gender and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and is widely published in several peer-reviewed medical journals. Her interests include trans-radial cardiac catheterization and women’s cardiovascular health.