|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 581-7761||Utah Diabetes Center
615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Dr. Debra Lynn Simmons is a professor of medicine at University of Utah and Director of Clinical Affairs, Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center.
Dr. Simmons is board certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. In addition to her medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, she holds a master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After her residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, she completed her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of California, San Diego with expertise in lipid metabolism.
Dr. Simmons interests are diabetes and lipids with an emphasis on prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as education. She is principle investigator for NIH funded clinical trials including ALLHAT, ACCORD, AIMHIGH, SPRINT and ACCORDIAN. She is active in medical education and is honored to have served nationally for the National Board of Medical Examiners, Association of Subspecialty Professors Education and Members Committees and as President of the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism from 2005 to 2007. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association Professional Practice Committee that is responsible for updating the diabetes guidelines.
Dr. Simmons was a clinical faculty member at University of California, San Diego before joining the faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock where she was promoted to professor of medicine with tenure. Dr. Simmons is listed in Who's Who in America and has been chosen for Best Doctors in America.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Internal Medicine - Professor
|Academic Divisions||Endocrinology and Metabolism
|Board Certification||American Board of Clinical Lipidology
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)