Charles F. Simmons, MD

Ruth and Harry Roman Chair in Neonatology in Honor of Larry Baum

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Neonatology

Professor, Pediatrics

Charles F. Simmons, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
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Charles F. Simmons, MD

Ruth and Harry Roman Chair in Neonatology in Honor of Larry Baum

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Neonatology

Professor, Pediatrics

  • Peds - Neonatology

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Congenital Heart Diseases - Pediatric

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Premature Infants

Charles Simmons, MD, who holds the Ruth and Harry Roman Chair in Neonatology in Honor of Larry Baum, supports mission-critical clinical program development, education and research in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He seeks to improve the health of newborns via precision newborn medicine, prevent common complications of prematurity and train future leaders in newborn medicine. Under Simmons' leadership, new programs in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) diagnose, treat and prevent disease in the newborn period, and bring innovative NICU educational experiences to trainees and audiences around the globe. Also, they leverage additional extramural philanthropic and grant resources to further advance newborn health. Simmons' clinical and translational research involves prevention of preterm birth (improving the outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies), developmental innate immunity (immunologic stratification for maternal risk of preterm birth), regenerative medicine (a newborn biorepository of induced pluripotent stem cells, and new potential therapies to prevent or treat cerebral palsy), NICU genetic biorepositories (clinical ethics of biorepositories from newborns in the NICU) and precision newborn medicine (improving the value of NICU healthcare through personalized neonatal nutrition, preventing retinopathy of prematurity, developing strategies for universal newborn ophthalmology screening, new minimally invasive, collaborative strategies to treat patent ductus arteriosus and exosome-based diagnostics).

  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1980
  • Residency: Boston Children's Hospital, 1983
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital, 1986
  • Fellowship: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1986

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  • American Pediatric Society, 2009
  • President, California Association of Neonatologists, 2008-09
  • Super Doctors, 2005-present
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2005-present
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2005-present
  • Equils O, Moffatt-Blue C, Ishikawa TO, Simmons CF, Ilievski V, Hirsch E. Pretreatment with pancaspase inhibitor (Z-VAD-FMK) delays but does not prevent intraperitoneal heat-killed group B Streptococcus-induced preterm delivery in a pregnant mouse model. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2009;2009:749432.
  • Powers RJ, Wirtschafter D, Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel of the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. Prevention of Group B Streptococcus early-onset disease: a toolkit by the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. J Perinatol. 2010;30(2):77-87.
  • Equils O, Nambiar P, Hobel CJ, Smith R, Simmons CF, Vali S. A computer simulation of progesterone and Cox2 inhibitor treatment for preterm labor. PLoS ONE. 2010;5(1):e8502.

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