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Anthony Simms, MD

Board Certifications

Cytopathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology




Women's Health


ProPath, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice, is pleased to include Anthony Simms, M.D., as a part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Simms is a double board-certified pathologist with robust professional medical, leadership, and research experience.

Dr. Simms graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Simms served a residency in general surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York. He then completed a second residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at New York University, where he served as chief resident. Following his residencies, he completed a fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Simms has been appointed to a variety of roles throughout his career including teaching appointments and medical directorships. He was a pathologist at South Suburban Pathologists, P.C., in Riverdale, GA. He then was granted a teaching appointment at New York University Langone Health as an assistant clinical professor of pathology. While there, he was also appointed to the position of medical director of gastrointestinal pathology at Progressive Gastroenterology in New York, NY. Following these positions,Dr. Simms started as a pathologist at ProPath in Dallas, TX, where he has served since 2019. He currently holds several medical directorships. Since 2020, he has been the PPS and PPA medical director at Lake Granbury Medical Center in Granbury, TX, and the medical director at thesame institution.

Dr. Simms has an extensive list of peer-reviewed publications in prestigious medical journals in the areas of pathology and oncologic pathology. These include articles published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Diagnostic Cytopathology, and Cytopathology, among others. He has also presented abstracts and poster presentations at the Emory University Pathology Department and the Southeastern Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting.



Texas Christian University (BS)
Fort Worth, TX

Meharry Medical College (MD)
Nashville, TN


Postgraduate Training

Cytopathology Fellowship
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
New York University
New York, NY

General Surgery Residency
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY


Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

American Society of Cytopathology

College of American Pathologists

National Medical Association


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Shirsat H, Zhou F, Chang JC, Rekhtman N, Saqi A, Argyropolous K, Azour L, Simms A, Melamed J, Hung YP, Roden AC, Mino-Kenudson M, Moreira AL, Narula N. Bronchiolar adenoma/pulmonary ciliated muconodular papillary tumor. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021;155(6):832-844.

  2. Hernandez A, Brandler TC, Chen F, Zhou F, Xia Y, Zhong J, Moreira AL, Simms A, Sun W, Wei XJ, Simsir A. Scoring of programmed death-ligand 1 immunohistochemistry on cytology cell block specimens in non-small cell lung carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020;154(4):517-524.

  3. Black M, Wei XJ, Sun W, Simms A, Negron R, Hagiwara M, Chidakel AR, Hodak S, Persky MS, Shi Y. Adult rhabdomyoma presenting as thyroid nodule on fine-needle aspiration in patient with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: case report and literature review. Diagn Cytopathol. 2020;48(6)576-680.

  4. Basu A, Moreira AL, Simms A, Brandler TC. Sarcomatoid carcinoma in cytology: report of a rare entity presenting in pleural and pericardial fluid preparations. Diagn Cytopathol. 2019;47(8):813-816.

  5. Cho M, Acosta-Gonzalez G, Brandler TC, Basu A, Wei XJ, Simms A. Papillary thyroid carcinoma metastatic to the pancreas: case report. Diagn Cytopathol. 2019;47(3):214-217.

  6. Brandler TC, Cho M, Wei XJ, Simms A, Levine P, Hernandez O, Oweity T, Zhou F, Simsir A, Rosen L, Sun W. Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features: an interobserver study of key cytomorphological features from a large academic medical centre. Cytopathology. 2019;30(1):39-45.

  7. Simms A, Jacob RP, Cohen C, Siddiqui MT. TROP-2 expression in papillary thyroid carcinoma: potential diagnostic utility. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016;44(1):26-31.

  8. Lee L, Zhou F, Simms A, Wieczorek R, Fang Y, Subietas-Mayol A, Wang B, Heller P, Huang H, Pei Z, Osman I, Meehan S, Lee P. Metastatic balloon cell malignant melanoma: a case report and literature review. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2011;4(1):315-321.

  9. Lee ES, Chen H, Hardman C, Simms A, Charlton C. Excessive S-adenosyl-L-methionine-dependent methylation increases levels of methanol, formaldehyde and formic acid in rat brain striatal homogenates: Possible role in S-adenosyl-l-methionine-induced Parkinson’s disease-like disorders. Life Sci. 2008;83(25-26):821-827.


  1. Dureau Z, Robinson B, Patel AB, Mosunjac M, Tipton R, Simms A, Tadros T, Oprea-Ilies G. Adenocarcinoma vs. squamous cell carcinoma: can we do it? [abstract]. Emory University Pathology Department, 2014.

  2. Lee E, Chen H, Lamango N, Hardman C, Simms A, King J, Mackey V, Charlton C. S-adenosyl-L-methionine increases methanol, formaldehyde, and formic acid in the ratbrain tissue: a possible role of protein Methylation in SAM-induced PD-like disorders [poster].Southeastern Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting, Lafayette, MS, 2006.