General Academic Pediatrics Fellow

General and Community Pediatrics



Alexandra M. Sims, M.D., FAAP, is a General Academic Pediatrics Fellow at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sims 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.