Emergency Medicine Physician, Senior Clinical Adviser, Health Care Without Harm
Amy Collins, MD is a practicing emergency physician, health care sustainability consultant and Senior Clinical Advisor at Health Care Without Harm. Dr. Collins received her M.D. from New York University in 1986 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. She has worked in the Emergency Department at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Mass. since 1989. At MetroWest, she founded the Go Green Committee in 2007 following a project to start recycling in the emergency department and chaired the committee from 2007-2013. Under her leadership, MetroWest Medical Center received numerous Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth, including the Environmental Leadership Circle Award in 2012 and 2013. At MetroWest Dr. Collins served on both the Wellness Advisory Board and Wellness Committee. From 2010-2013 Dr. Collins worked for Vanguard Health System as a consultant and implemented sustainability programs in Vanguard’s hospitals nationwide. In 2014, Dr. Collins joined Health Care Without Harm as a Senior Clinical Advisor, currently working on a project to improve the nutritional quality of food in Boston area hospitals and increase access to local and sustainable food She also works as an independent health care sustainability consultant, most recently working with Northern Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams, Mass. Dr. Collins is on the Advisory Board of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project and on the Executive Board of the Wellesley Green Schools Council. In addition, she is on the Steering Committee of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a national initiative to advance sustainability across the health care sector. Dr. Collins has spoken internationally about the link between the environment and health, the environmental impact of health care and the importance of the health care sector being a part of the solution, not the problem. She lives in Wellesley, Mass. with her husband, son and two beloved yellow labs.