Miranda Collins

Associate Professor/Program Director
MA-Education, Marietta College (2006); MS-Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska (2002); BS-Medical Science, Alderson-Broaddus College (1994)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Physical Examination I – Instructor
Courses - Spring
  • Professional Issues II – Course Coordinator


Miranda Collins has been a physician assistant since 1994, previously working clinically in emergency medicine and urgent care. Collins joined the faculty of Marietta College's Physician Assistant Program in 2002 as the Clinical Coordinator. In 2008, she transitioned to a full-time teaching position and acted as the Program’s interim Program Director for one year (2013). She became Program Director in 2014.

Recent Publications

Dubis, L; Collins, M Treatment options in immune thrombocytopenia Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December, 2016; 29 (12) 59-63.

Sommers J, Collins M.  Meniscal tears: repair or resect. Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants. Fall 2013.

Giesken B, Collins M.  A 46 Year Old Female Diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  May 2013. http://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Fulltext/2013/05000/A_46_year_old_woman_with_postural_orthostatic.6.aspx

Morris, L & Collins, M.  A patient with unilateral idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants January, 2013 26(1) p.32-35  Case report.

Kober T, Collins M.  BRCA gene testing in a woman with a family history of cancer.  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  On-line case report.  August 2010. 

Leach A, Collins M. Is my child autistic?  Helping parents understand a difficult diagnosis.  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  2009; 22 (1).

Connor M, Collins M.  Human papillomavirus infection and the HPV vaccine:  What are the facts?  Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  2008; 21 (10).