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Jeffrey W. Simmons, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Anesthesiology Simulation and MOCA Course
Section of Trauma and Acute Care Anesthesia
Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UAB School of Medicine

Subspecialty and Areas of Interest

Dr. Jeffrey Simmons is an associate professor in the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. He joined the department in 2013.

He specializes in trauma anesthesia and education. His other interests include crisis resource management training and trauma research. Dr. Simmons is co-director of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery at UAB.

Dr. Simmons may be reached at or 205-996-7025.

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, Primary Certification, 2007
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA Recertified, 2015

Education and Degrees

University of Tennessee Medical Center, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology, 2006

University of Tennessee Medical Center, Anesthesiology Residency, 2005

University of Tennessee Medical Center, Transitional Internship, 2003

UAB School of Medicine, M.D., 2002

Samford University, B.S., 1997

Military Service 

Commissioned Officer, AFROTC, Detachment 012, Samford University, 1997
Active Duty, Personnel Officer, 2nd Lieutenant, Bolling AFB, Washington, DC, 1998
Active Duty, Medical Corps, Major, 2006-2013

Professional Awards and Honors

Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Modeling and Simulation, 2012
American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee Member for Patient Blood Management, 2015
American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee Member for Patient Safety and Education, 2015
American Society of Anesthesiologists endorsement of UAB Simulation Center to provide Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology, 2015

Editorial Board Memberships

Trauma Anesthesia Society Publications and Research Board, 2014
Current Anesthesiology Reports, Trauma Section Editor, 2014

Professional Societies

Trauma Anesthesiology Society
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Recent publications

Simmons JW, Pittet JF. The Coagulopathy of Acute Sepsis. Current Opinions in Anesthesiology. April 2015; 28(2): 227-36.

Simmons JW, Sikorski B, Pittet JF. Tranexamic Acid: From Trauma to Routine Perioperative Use. Current Opinions in Anesthesiology. April 2015; 28(2): 191-200.

Simmons JW, Pittet JF, Pierce B. Trauma Induced Coagulopathy. Current Anesthesiology Reports. September 2014; 4(3): 189-199

Simmons JW, JF Pittet. Revealing the Real Risk of Perioperative Transfusion: Rise of the Machines. Anesthesiology. Jan 2015; 122(1): 1-2.

Carroll, RR, Chavez, JJ, Simmons JW, Wortham DC, Bresee SJ, Cohen E. Measurement of patients' bivalirudin plasma levels by a thrombelastograph ecarin clotting time assay: a comparison to a standard activated clotting

time. Anesthesia and Analgesia. May 2006; 102(5): 1316-1319.

Conti B, Villacin MK, Simmons JW. Trauma Anesthesia for Traumatic Brain Injury. Current Anesthesiology Reports. April 2016

JW Simmons and MJ Murray. Moderate Sedation. Faust's Anesthesiology Review. Fourth edition. Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014.


Standardized Patient Center Re-Boot for 21st Century Health Professional Students. Submitted July 2015-Accepted November 2015