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Rebecca Collins, M.D.

  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Pathology


Rebecca Collins, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric pathology.

Dr. Collins earned her medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in pediatric pathology at UT Southwestern.

Certified in anatomical, clinical, and pediatric pathology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Collins is Section Leader for Perinatal Pathology, Director of the Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program, Specialty Advisor for Pathology, and Residency Rotation Director for Pediatric Pathology. She also serves on committees for the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program, the hospital and laboratories of Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and national professional societies.

Dr. Collins belongs to several professional associations, including the Society for Pediatric Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

A prolific author and presenter, Dr. Collins researches the characterization of the biology and molecular profiles of pediatric malignancies and diseases, placental infections, and rare placental pathology.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Collins enjoys spending time with her family, running, and going to the gym.

Education & Training
  • Undergraduate School - Michigan State University (2000-2003)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2014-2015), Pediatric Pathology
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2006-2010)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010-2014), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Michigan State University (2000-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • North Texas Society of Pathology
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Honors & Awards
  • Postdoctoral Association Travel Award 2016, UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Association and Women in Science and Medicine
  • Resident Recruitment Award 2013, Society for Pediatric Pathology
Books & Publications
  • Characterization of the biology and molecular profiles of pediatric malignancies and diseases
  • Placental infections and rare placental pathology

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Pathology

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