Dr. Alexandra Sims, BA Anthropology ’09, is a primary care pediatrician and health services researcher at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. At Mason, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, while also completing the prerequisites for medical school. She graduated in 2009 and began her medical career at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she developed her interest in patient advocacy and underserved populations.
She completed her pediatrics residency in the community/urban health track at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., and served as chief resident for the 2016-17 academic year.
In 2018, the George Mason University Alumni Association named Sims an Alumna Exemplar. She is a devoted child health advocate.
Published in the CHSS annual report 2018-19.
Update: Alex Sims is attending physician, division of general and community pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and assistant professor at UC Department of Pediatrics.