Simmons, Jeffrey W., M.D.
Jeffrey W. Simmons, M.D.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-996-7025.
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
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
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
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