Shannon Simmons, MD

Personal Statement

I am an attending on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit, ​where I provide acute inpatient stabilization to patients with a broad range of diagnoses and presenting concerns. I aim to provide high quality, family-focused, evidence-based care as part of a multidisciplinary team. I am highly involved in educating residents, fellows, and medical students, and serve as Associate Training Director for Inpatient Psychiatry for the child psychiatry fellowship program.


Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Tulane Univ.School of Public Health, New Orleans
Psychiatry, Northwestern University - School of Medicine, Chicago
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU) – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Commentary: Getting kids what they need, where they are, when they need it: home-based services in a continuum of care - a commentary on Boege et al. (2021).
(2021 Nov)
Child Adolesc Ment Health 26(4): 375-377
Simmons S, McClellan J

Nowhere to Go: Providing Quality Services for Children With Extended Hospitalizations on Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Units.
(2021 Mar)
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 60(3): 329-331
Thompson A, Simmons S, Wolff J

Knowledge Gained in Journal Club.
(2020 Oct)
Acad Psychiatry 44(5): 644-645
Simmons S, Russell D

Models of Interdisciplinary Education in the Inpatient Psychiatry Setting.
(2020 Aug)
Acad Psychiatry 44(4): 504-505
Simmons S, Thompson A

Health Care Reform, Length of Stay, and Readmissions for Child Mental Health Hospitalizations.
(2020 Mar)
Hosp Pediatr 10(3): 238-245
Connell SK, Rutman LE, Whitlock KB, Haviland MJ, Simmons S, Schloredt K, Ramos J, Brewer K, Augustine M, Lion KC

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