Meet Dr. Richard Collins, the Cooking Cardiologist


Location: Dining Halls

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Meet Dr. Collins, The Cooking Cardiologist,
and enjoy some of his signature recipes.

Monday, March 26

Siegfried Dining Hall: 11:00am hour
South Dining Hall: 12:00pm hour
North Dining Hall: 1:00pm hour


Smoky Bean Tacos with Corn
Edamame Guacamole
Citrus Confetti Salad
Carrot Dogs
Grilled Cajun Pickles

All Are Welcome

For those without meal plans, tickets will be on sale at the door.

About Dr. Collins

Dr. Richard Collins, also known as "The Cooking Cardiologist," is nationally recognized as an expert in heart disease prevention, cholesterol management and weight management. He is known for his devotion to creating culinary dishes using only ingredients known to promote good health.

He is a Nebraska native, graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1968 and completed his training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is Board Certified and is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He served in the United States Navy and was a Physician to The United States Congress from 1972 to 1973.

Dr. Collins has been recognized by his peers as one of the Top Physicians in America in 2012 and 2013 and was awarded Strength in Health: Physician’s Excellence in Health Care by the Denver Post, 2015. He retired from South Denver Cardiology Associates in Littleton, CO. in 2017 where he served as the director of Heart Disease Prevention and Wellness.

He currently serves as a consultant to Sharecare and the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ program. He was one of the principal investigators for Dr. Dean Ornish’s Lifestyle Demonstration Project and The Heart Disease Reversal Program in Omaha, Nebraska from 1993 to 2003. He continues to give national lectures on cholesterol management and is a part-time lecturer at The University College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, PA Program.

Dr. Collins has appeared nationally on TV and conducts cooking classes across America. He is the author of three nationally known heart healthy books. He is a firm believer in "looking and cooking on the light side" of life. Currently, Dr. Collins lives in Stromsburg, NE.