Nebraska Authors

Richard Collins

AKA: Dr. Richard E. Collins

Born 1943 NE (USA)

Nebraska native Dr. Richard Collins, also known as "The Cooking Cardiologist," has been a cardiologist, a director of a heart institute, and a nationally-known cook. Collins served the United States Congress as Physician from 1972-73 and has worked in the Omaha area for many years since then. Dr. Collins has appeared nationally on TV and conducts cooking classes across America. He is the author of three nationally known heart healthy books.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Rochester, MN
Washington D.C.
Littleton, CO
Stromsburg, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Cookbook; Heart Health; Healthy Cooking


Medical Degree, 1968, University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Graduate Medical Training, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Director of Alegent Health Heart Institute

Places Worked

United States Congress
Immanuel Medical Center
Alegent Health Heart Institute
South Denver Cardiology Associates
University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Medicine, Omaha, NE


Top Physicians in America Award, 2012 and 2013


Fellow, American College of Cardiology


The Cooking Cardiologist. 1999.
Cooking with Heart. 2006.
The Kardea Gourmet: Smart and Delicious Eating for a Healthy Heart. 2011.

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