Dr. Stephen Collins
Dr. Collins obtained his medical training at London University in England where he later specialized in internal medicine. He trained in gastroenterology at McMaster University in Canada before completing three years of research training in cell biology at the Digestive Diseases Branch, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He has been on staff at McMaster University since 1981 where he was the Director of the Intestinal Diseases Research Unit from 1983-1993, and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology from 1993-2006. In May, 2006, Dr. Collins became Associate Dean, Research, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and holds the title of Distinguished University Professor - the highest rank awarded by the University. Dr. Collins is also a member of the Medical Review Panel for the Gairdner Foundation International Awards. Recipients of this prestigious award often go on to win a Nobel Prize in Medicine.