Stephen M. Collins, MBBS, FRCPC, FRSC

Dr. Stephen M. Collins obtained his medical training at University College, London UK where he later specialized in internal medicine. He trained in gastroenterology at McMaster University in Canada before completing 3 years of research training in cell biology at the Digestive Diseases Branch, National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland USA. He has been a staff gastroenterologist at McMaster University since 1981 and became the Director of the Intestinal Diseases Research Unit from 1983-1993, and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology since 1993-2006. He is past president of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. His current research focuses on the roles of microbes in the initiation and maintenance of functional gastrointestinal disorders. He has over 200 publications including papers in Nature Medicine, Lancet, JCI, Gastroenterology and Gut. He has received continuous funding from The Canadian Institutes of Health Research for over 25 years, has been a member of the Medical Research Council's Science & Research Committee. He has been an advisor to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Chaired the Strategic Initiatives Committee for The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. He is a member of the review committee for the Canada Gairdner Award for biomedical research and is currently Associate Dean for Research at the Faculty of Health sciences, McMaster University where he holds the title of Distinguished University Professor. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Sciences). His h-index is 73 (Google Scholar) from 18,514 citations.