Dr. Collins is the Chief Operating Officer of CIMIT, a consortium of the greater Boston area’s premier academic medical centers and universities along with a growing network of national and international affiliates. CIMIT’s mission is to improve patient care by accelerating the innovation cycle for novel healthcare products, services and procedures by facilitating collaboration among clinicians, researchers, healthcare managers, technologists, engineers and entrepreneurs. He works with CIMIT supported teams to help them accelerate HealthTech Innovations into practice and directs CIMIT’s novel CRAASH commercialization program for start-ups emerging with promising innovations.
Before joining CIMIT, John spent his career in industry as a leader in technology-driven businesses, with more than 25 years of international experience focused on the accelerated development and commercialization of innovative technologies, products and services. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a frequent speaker and holds over 20 US patents.