R. Thomas Collins, II MD

  • Vice Chair of Faculty & Academic Affairs


Dr. Collins is recognized as an international expert on the cardiovascular manifestations in groups with inheritable arterial abnormalities, including Williams syndrome, Elastin arteriopathy syndrome, Arterial tortuosity syndrome, and 7q11 Duplication. He is recognized as a national expert in connective tissue disorders with cardiovascular manifestations, including Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and others. He is also recognized as a national expert in the cardiovascular care of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Pediatrics

Training & Education


1998, Tennessee Technological University (B.S., Chemistry, cum laude)
2002, University of Tennessee College of Medicine (M.D.)
2022, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (M.S., Leadership, with distinction)


2006, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.


2009, Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
2010, Adult Congenital Heart Disease & Non-invasive Imaging, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart