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Jessica Simmons, MD

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Jessica Simmons, MD



BA History, BA Biology, Jefferson Scholar, University of Virginia (1997)
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2002)
Pediatric Intern, University of Virginia (2002-2003)
Pediatric Resident, University of Virginia (2003-2005)
Pediatric Chief Resident, University of Virginia (2005-2006)

Clinical and Research Interests

Primary Care
Concussion Management
LGBQT Health & Advocacy
Medical Student Education
Quality Improvement

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my family, including coaching my children's soccer teams. We thoroughly enjoy exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains – hiking, camping, mountain biking, paddle boarding. As a family, we are trying to learn German!

Advice for Students

Student Health is a wonderful place to receive medical care.  I utilized the Elson Student Health Center as an undergraduate student and had very positive experiences.  This is a good time in life to empower yourself as a health care consumer; Elson Student Health is a safe place to develop the skills to navigate the health care system.

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