Hampton Wade Collins III

Hampton Wade Collins III COLUMBIA - Hampton Wade Collins, III, MD, FACC, FHRS, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Dr. Collins was born August 20, 1954 in Florence, SC. He was the son of the late Hampton Wade Collins, Jr. and Flora Mae Harrelson Collins. Dr. Collins grew up and lived his early life in Mullins, SC until he attended Wofford College. He graduated from Wofford College in 1976 and was a member of the inaugural class of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his internship and residency at Richland Memorial Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Collins completed his fellowship in cardiology and electrophysiology at Vanderbilt University. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He also had a Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Level II certification. Dr. Collins was a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and partner at Columbia Heart in Columbia, South Carolina. Additionally, he was the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Palmetto Health Richland. He was also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the South Carolina School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. At Wofford College, he was a National Merit Scholar, King Teen Scholar, Who's Who Among Students, and a member of the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity. While at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he received the Sir William Osler Award for clinical excellence in Internal Medicine and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. At Richland Memorial Hospital, Dr. Collins received the Thomas J. Watts, Jr., MD, Memorial Award and the CIBA-GEIGY Award. Dr. Collins was recognized as Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans and was consistently listed in Best Doctors in America. At Palmetto Health Richland, he was on the Quality Committee, Chief of the Cardiac Services Department, on the Medical Quality Assurance Committee, on the Utilization Review Committee, on the Intensive Care Committee, the Director of Chest Pain Emergency Room, and on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Collins was the Chair of the Medicare Advisory Committee to the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and served as Carrier Advisor Committee Member for South Carolina Medicare. Dr. Collins was a dedicated physician who loved the practice of medicine and improving the lives of those around him. Dr. Collins had a sense of humor that brought smiles to all around him and was well known for rather lengthy storytelling. His hobbies were spending time with his family where he was a devoted and loving husband and father, traveling and reading. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Susan Seals Collins; daughter, Emily Collins Brown (Creston); and son, Hampton Wade Collins, IV. Memorials may be made to Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Shandon United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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Published in The State on Apr. 18, 2014