Barbara Simmons, M.D.

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Barbara Simmons is a native of Bronx, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, she earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University. After completion of residency, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and became a faculty member of Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Simmons has also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

Dr. Simmons has spent over 25 years in private practice servicing the underserved in Atlanta, and Marietta. She has delivered over 4,000 babies.

Dr. Simmons is a board-certified member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Her clinical interests include the management and treatment of uterine fibroids, high-risk obstetrics, adolescent medicine, family planning, and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Simmons is also trained in Robotic and Minimally-invasive Laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Simmons has published for medical journals and has appeared on the Discovery Health Channel.

She has traveled extensively around the world and has a deep appreciation for multi-ethnic cultures. Having grown up in the inner city, she has a devotion for serving the underserved believing that “healthcare is a right not a privilege.”

Dr. Simmons is an avid long-distance runner having run in half marathons and marathons. She believes in incorporating a healthy life style along with the practice of medicine to improve the quality of life for her patients. Dr. Simmons has also devoted time to medical mission work providing services in Africa and Haiti. Dr. Simmons speaks English, Spanish, and French.

Title Assistant Professor
Gender Female
Languages English, Spanish
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialties Obstetrics and Gynecology
Training SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Hospital Affiliations WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital
Accepting New Patients Yes
Board Certifications American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Special Interest Management and treatment of uterine fibroid disease and office gynecology

Primary Location
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive Southeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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