Biographies

Jeffery M. Simmons, MD

Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, Hospital Medicine

Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship

Associate Safety Officer, James M. Anderson Center for Health Services Excellence

Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-6601

Fax: 513-803-9245

Email: jeffrey.simmons@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical Interests

Quality improvement of care for underserved children with asthma; improving care delivery and medical education through family-centered care; resident and fellow education in pediatric hospital medicine

Research Interests

Predictors of hospital readmission for asthma; interventions to decrease rates of admission and readmission for asthma; measuring the impact of material hardship on health outcomes

Biography

Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, is finishing an NRSA research fellowship and master's degree in clinical epidemiology. He has obtained both internal and external funding to complete his fellowship asthma cohort project, and plans to pursue further external funding. He intends to blend health services and quality improvement methods to study inpatient care delivery and transitions in care. Clinically, Dr. Simmons works on the General Inpatient Service (GIS) as a pediatric hospitalist. He serves as the associate director of GIS, focusing on developing the group’s research program and fellowship training program.

Education and Training

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2000.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2000-2003.

Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003-2004.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.

Publications