Jeff Collins

Joining in early 2010, Jeff was the first full-time associate of the MedStar Institute for Innovation, serving as its first project and operations manager. Since that time, Jeff has served as a member of the MedStar Institute for Innovation senior leadership team and contributed to major team initiatives, starting with the launch of MedStar Health's Innovation Alliance with Cleveland Clinic that ultimately led to the creation of MedStar Inventor Services in 2011; Jeff served as the administrative lead for the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare from 2011 until its transition to MedStar Health Research Institute in 2020, as well as in an interim role for MedStar Health Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) for 18 months from 2012-2014; and Jeff co-led the establishment of the MedStar Center for Surgical Innovation. In addition, Jeff previously served as a health industry scholar with Flare Capital Partners, establishing and co-leading MedStar Health's founding partnership with seed fund and startup incubator 1776, as well as the Health for America Fellowship for early-career healthcare innovators. True to the nature of innovation, Jeff has continuously sought to reinvent his role and find new ways to contribute to MedStar Health’s priorities.

In his current capacity, Jeff leads the Business Innovation Lab which includes venture services to explore external market solutions, perform due diligence, and build internal and external partnerships to address difficult and important problems; and inventor services to transform the ideas and intellectual property of MedStar Health associates into internal solutions and commercial products. The overarching strategy of the Business Innovation Lab is focused on creating essential future-facing capabilities through new technologies and novel collaborations that drive non-traditional revenue and other value to MedStar Health’s operations; this team also supports early-stage investment due diligence in collaboration with MedStar Health Executive Leadership.

Previously Jeff was a senior consultant with Navigant Consulting, Inc.’s Healthcare Provider Performance Improvement Practice working for a highly visible national clientele of hospitals, health systems, and physician groups. Prior to this work, he was engaged as an administrative resident on special projects for the executive director of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s faculty practice organization.

Jeff received a Master of Health Science degree in health finance and management from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he was elected to the Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology and public health.