Brendan J. Collins, M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
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Brendan J. Collins, M.D., specializes in breast reconstruction, cosmetic medicine, and plastic surgery at The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, MD. Working closely with Dr. Bernard Chang, together they are leaders in the region in performing DIEP flap and SGAP flap breast reconstruction procedures. 

Partnering with Breast Cancer Doctors to Provide Breast Reconstruction

Working closely with the breast cancer doctors of Baltimore’s Hoffberger Breast Center, Dr. Brendan Collins offers leading edge choices in breast reconstruction after cancer surgery to recreate a breast (or breasts), helping women reclaim their personal profiles and self-esteem.

Dr. Brendan Collins is highly skilled in microsurgical procedures for breast reconstruction. While his skills are exceptional, the clinical expertise and surgical artistry never overshadow his focus on the personal needs of each and every patient. Dr. Brendan Collins is engaged in each patient’s journey. His patients receive his full support and the information they need to make the best decisions for their treatment options and recovery. Dr. Collins offers the full array of breast reconstruction procedures including:

Award-Winning Expertise in Cosmetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Brendan Collins has been recognized for:

  • America's Most Compassionate Doctors through the Patients' Choice recognition program
  • Best Cosmetic Surgery through the Maryland Gazette Readers' Choice awards

Dr. Brendan Collins and the physician team of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy are recognized among Baltimore’s best doctors for cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery for the face, body and breast. The surgeons work individually with patients to determine the best cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery treatment options and make use of advanced technologies and techniques to achieve natural-looking results.

Breast Reconstruction and Restoration and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery are divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy.

Published Expert in Plastic Surgery and Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Brendan Collins has authored a variety of peer-reviewed original research articles for such noteworthy publications as:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer Research
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery
  • Transplantation

He has also contributed book chapters to these publications:

  • Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Hyperguide

Advanced Research for Improved Patient Care

Dr. Brendan Collins has been engaged in clinical research studies to enhance patient outcomes for breast reconstruction surgery and recovery and received a Fellowship Award for his contribution to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) -funded Research program:

  • George D. Zuidema Research Award, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, NIH-funded Research Fellowship

Dr. Brendan Collins has been involved in outcomes research studies for:

  • Applications of Biologic Substitutes in Breast and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
Education & Fellowships

Medical Training

  • Fellowship – Combined Program of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The University of Maryland
  • Residency – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD
  • Medical Degree – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN
Patient Stories
Patient receives treatment at The Breast Center at Mercy


Jennifer, breast cancer survivor and avid horse racing fan, tells the story of her diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Breast Reconstruction and Restoration at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


Hear the story of Leslie - a breast cancer survivor who underwent breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction surgery at Mercy.

Patient receives treatment at The Breast Center at Mercy


Shawnta was diagnosed with breast cancer as a healthy 38-year-old but lives to tell the story of her struggle.

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Research & Foundation