Eric Richard Simms, M.D.



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Assistant Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine


Education

Bachelor’s Degree: Oberlin College; Oberlin, OH
Medical Degree: Tulane University School of Medicine; New Orleans
Internship: General Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans
Residency: General Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans
Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine Society Teaching Award, Tulane University School of Medicine (awarded 2 years)
  • Charlie Keller Award for Surgical Career Advocacy, Tulane University Department of Surgery
  • Owl Club Award for Teaching and Academic Excellence—General Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine (awarded 4 years)
  • Rudolph Matas Clinical Research Award, Tulane University Department of Surgery
  • Intern of the Year Award, Tulane University Department of Surgery
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Research Focus

Minimally-invasive surgery, Bariatric surgery, Surgical technology, Surgical training and education, Simulation in surgery, Minimally-invasive instrumentation, Resuscitation

23 Journal Articles
1 Book Chapters
9 Abstracts
2 Published Letters to the Editor
3 Audio Visual Materials
1 US Patents

Professional Service
  • Founder and CEO: Nikola Tech, LLC: Surgical Instrumentation Research and Development
  • Tulane University School of Medicine Vision 2020 Education Strategic Planning Committee
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor
Personal Interests

Illustration, Ice Hockey, Culinary arts