Simmons Jeff sqcr

Associate Professor

Division: Multispecialty Anesthesia
Contact Information: or 205-996-7025

Clinical Interests: trauma anesthesia, education, crisis resource management training, trauma research, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Education and Training:

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

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
For the most recent list of publications, please see PubMed.

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