Carrie Adelia Sims, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Department: Surgery

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51 N. 39th Street, Medical Office Building, Suite 120
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8819
Fax: 215-243-4679
B.A. (Human Biology)
Stanford University , 1990.
M.S. (Health and Medical Science)
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1993.
University of California, San Francisco, 1995.
University Of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group, 2018.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Sims research interests include hemorrhagic shock, novel resuscitative strategies, traumatic brain injury, and the endocrinology of trauma and critical illness. Her clinical projects include an observational study investigating the neuroendocrine profile of trauma patients undergoing massive resuscitation, the use of hormonal supplementation in trauma, and the implementation of a domestic violence screening tool in the trauma bay. Her laboratory is investigating mitochondrial dysfunction in late stage hemorrhagic shock.


Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Sims completed her surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003. She was appointed as Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (2003-2004) and completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery in 2004. She subsequently trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care. She is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Description of Other Expertise

Co-Director of PARC-Penn Acute Research Collaboration Lab at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center-Andrew Mutch Building;3rd floor. A multidisciplinary shared lab amongst the departments of Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Trauma. Also,a dedicated workforce of research staff who will screen and enroll eligible subjects 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for various research studies.
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Last updated: 06/06/2019
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