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Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2016
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, General Pediatrics, 2014
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2013
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • BA, 2009
    George Mason University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1356786974


Biography

Alexandra M. Sims, M.D., FAAP, originally hails from Richmond, VA. Dr. Sims attended George Mason University and pursued a bachelor's degree in anthropology while simultaneously completing the prerequisites for medical school. She started her medical career at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GW SMHS) where her interests in patient advocacy and under-served populations were supplemented in the Community/Urban Health Track.

While at GW SMHS, Dr. Sims served as chapter president of GW's Student National Medical Association and worked on the regional executive board thereafter. Upon graduation in May 2013, she was recognized by the Gold Humanism Honor Society as well as the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Sims completed her Pediatrics Residency at Children's National in the Community Health Track and served as Chief Resident 2016-2017.

In 2018, Dr. Sims was recognized by George Mason University as a Top 50 Exemplar Alumnus. Her academic interests are in health disparities and equity, workforce diversity and health services research pertaining to sickle cell disease.