Bethesda, Maryland

Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service

Representing: Clinicians
Term Ends July 2025

Commander Billy Collins, DHSc, PA-C, is a commissioned officer within the US Public Health Service. He is currently serving as chief medical officer for the Chief Kina Health Clinic with the Indian Health Service in Texas. He served as associate investigator and director of clinical services for the Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health and site director of research for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he also functioned as a principal investigator and member of the Womack Army Medical Center Institutional Review Board.

Collins earned a Bachelor of Science in respiratory care from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, and a Master of Science in physician assistant studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He received a Doctor of Health Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Conflicts of Interest

As of March 28, 2022:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Committee Member
  • American Diabetes Association, Committee Member
  • American Heart Association, Committee Member
  • Federal Practitioner, Volunteer


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Panel / Committee