CHSS 2019 Distinguished Alumni Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Sims

Dr. Alexandra SimsDr. Alexandra Sims is a primary care pediatrician and health services researcher at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sims originally hails from Richmond, VA. She attended George Mason University, and pursued a bachelor's degree in anthropology while simultaneously completing the prerequisites for medical school. She started her medical career at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where her interests in patient advocacy and underserved populations were supplemented in the Community/Urban Health Track. While at GW, Dr. Sims served as Chapter President of GW's Student National Medical Association, and worked on the regional executive board thereafter. Upon graduation in May 2013, she was recognized with honors by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, as well as the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Sims completed her Pediatrics Residency at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., in the Community Health Track and served as Chief Resident for the 2016-2017 academic year. In 2018, Dr. Sims was recognized by George Mason University as a Top 50 Exemplar Alumnus. Her academic interests are in health disparities and equity, and health services for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease.