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The Power 50: Michael F. Collins, MD

7/9/2018

MICHAEL F. COLLINS, MD

Chancellor

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Residence: Worcester

Colleges: College of the Holy Cross, Tufts University School of Medicine

The numbers tell the story best: more than $900 million in annual revenues, 1,100 graduate students and 700 medical residents and fellows. UMass Medical School is a major endeavor, and Collins has led the school as chancellor for 11 years now. UMass Medical School has expanded locally and far beyond, from opening the Albert Sherman Center in Worcester and the purchase of the UMass Medicine Science Park to the MassBiologics SouthCoast facility in Fall River and partnerships abroad, including in China and Ireland.

What advice would you give up-and-comers? There's a small plaque on my desk that quotes one of my mother's favorite sayings: “First you have to want to then you can.” This is one of the principles shaping my life and career, and often, I simply have to point to it when I am meeting with one of my mentees.

Remember the name: For the first three days of my life at Norwood Hospital, my name was Salvatore, until our family physician intervened and recommended Michael. My mother said the doctor was not going to discharge her unless she relented.
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