Jeffery M. Simmons, MD, MSc

Associate Director of Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine

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

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-6601

Fax 513-803-9245



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


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

Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, MSc, 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.

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2000.

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

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

Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.