Laura Collins
Harvard Medical School


Dr. Laura Collins is the Vice-Chair of Anatomic Pathology and Director of Breast Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London and completed her Pathology Residency Training and Cytopathology Fellowship at BIDMC. In 1998, Dr. Collins joined the faculty. During her tenure at BIDMC, she has served as the Director of both the Residency and Selective Pathology Fellowship Training Programs. Nationally, she has served USCAP as a member of the Education Committee, Residency Advisory Subcommittee and Board of Directors. 

Dr. Collins is an internationally renowned breast pathologist; having published numerous original articles, reviews, and chapters. She co-authored the popular textbook “Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast”, now in its third edition and she contributed to several chapters to WHO Tumors of the Breast, 2012 and 2019. 

Her research interests are in breast cancer, in particular precursor lesions/early breast neoplasia. In addition to her research, Dr. Collins is a committed educator, giving numerous lectures and CME courses around the US and world to support the ongoing education of pathologists in the diagnosis and management of breast disease in an era of precision medicine.