Kimberly Simmons, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

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Medical School:
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Colorado - Boulder (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2004)
Residency:
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Endocrinology (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Publications

  • Ramos EL, Dayan CM, Chatenoud L, Sumnik Z, Simmons KM, Szypowska A, Gitelman SE, Knecht LA, Niemoeller E, Tian W, Herold KC. Teplizumab and ß-Cell Function in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2023 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37861217
  • Simmons KMW, Frohnert BI, O'Donnell HK, Bautista K, Geno Rasmussen C, Gerard Gonzalez A, Steck AK, Rewers MJ. Historical Insights and Current Perspectives on the Diagnosis and Management of Presymptomatic Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2023 Nov;25(11):790-799. PubMed PMID: 37695674
  • O'Donnell HK, Rasmussen CG, Dong F, Simmons KM, Steck AK, Frohnert BI, Bautista K, Rewers MJ, Baxter J. Anxiety and Risk Perception in Parents of Children Identified by Population Screening as High Risk for Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2023 Dec 1;46(12):2155-2161. PubMed PMID: 37673098
  • Frost HM, Geno Rasmussen C, Shorrosh H, Pyle L, Bautista K, Frohnert BI, Stahl M, Simmons K, Steck AK, Jia X, Yu L, Rewers M. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Among Healthy Children From Colorado From 2020 to 2021: A Brief Report. J Prim Care Community Health. 2023 Jan-Dec;14:21501319231189147. PubMed PMID: 37501515
  • Simmons KM, Sims EK. Screening and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes: Where Are We?. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2023 Nov 17;108(12):3067-3079. PubMed PMID: 37290044
  • Mameli C, Triolo TM, Chiarelli F, Rewers M, Zuccotti G, Simmons KM. Lessons and gaps in the prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes. Pharmacol Res. 2023 Jul;193:106792. PubMed PMID: 37201589
  • Mitchell AM, Baschal EE, McDaniel KA, Simmons KM, Pyle L, Waugh K, Steck AK, Yu L, Gottlieb PA, Rewers MJ, Nakayama M, Michels AW. Temporal development of T cell receptor repertoires during childhood in health and disease. JCI Insight. 2022 Sep 22;7(18). PubMed PMID: 35998036
  • He L, Jia X, Rasmussen CG, Waugh K, Miao D, Dong F, Frohnert B, Steck AK, Simmons KM, Rewers M, Yu L. High-Throughput Multiplex Electrochemiluminescence Assay Applicable to General Population Screening for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2022 Jul;24(7):502-509. PubMed PMID: 35238620
  • Steck AK, Dong F, Geno Rasmussen C, Bautista K, Sepulveda F, Baxter J, Yu L, Frohnert BI, Rewers MJ, Rewers M, Barbour A, Bautista K, Baxter J, Felipe-Morales D, Dong F, Dormond-Brooks P, Driscoll K, Frohnert B, Rasmussen CG, Gesualdo P, Hoffman M, Karban R, Sepulveda F, Shorrosh H, Simmons K, Steck A, Taki I, Waugh K, Yu L, Liu E, Gallant M, McQueen RB, Norris JM. CGM Metrics Predict Imminent Progression to Type 1 Diabetes: Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Study. Diabetes Care. 2022 Feb 1;45(2):365-371. PubMed PMID: 34880069
  • Fröhlich-Reiterer E, Elbarbary NS, Simmons K, Buckingham B, Humayun KN, Johannsen J, Holl RW, Betz S, Mahmud FH. ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2022: Other complications and associated conditions in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2022 Dec;23(8):1451-1467. PubMed PMID: 36537532
  • Triolo TM, Pyle L, Seligova S, Yu L, Simmons K, Gottlieb P, Evans-Molina C, Steck AK. Proinsulin:C-peptide ratio trajectories over time in relatives at increased risk of progression to type 1 diabetes. J Transl Autoimmun. 2021;4:100089. PubMed PMID: 33748733
  • Rydin AA, Spiegel G, Frohnert BI, Kaess A, Oswald L, Owen D, Simmons KM. Medical management of children with type 1 diabetes on low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diets. Pediatr Diabetes. 2021 May;22(3):448-454. PubMed PMID: 33470021
  • Triolo TM, Pyle L, Seligova S, Yu L, Simmons K, Gottlieb P, Evans-Molina C, Steck AK. Proinsulin:C-peptide ratio trajectories over time in relatives at increased risk of progression to type 1 diabetes. J Transl Autoimmun. 2021;4:100089. PubMed PMID: 33748733
  • Rydin AA, Spiegel G, Frohnert BI, Kaess A, Oswald L, Owen D, Simmons KM. Medical management of children with type 1 diabetes on low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diets. Pediatr Diabetes. 2021 May;22(3):448-454. PubMed PMID: 33470021
  • Zaharieva DP, Addala A, Simmons KM, Maahs DM. Weight Management in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes and Obesity: Challenges and Possible Solutions. Curr Obes Rep. 2020 Dec;9(4):412-423. PubMed PMID: 33108635
  • Zaharieva DP, Addala A, Simmons KM, Maahs DM. Weight Management in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes and Obesity: Challenges and Possible Solutions. Curr Obes Rep. 2020 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33108635
  • Simmons KM, Sosenko JM, Warnock M, Geyer S, Ismail HM, Elding Larsson H, Steck AK. One-Hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests for the Prediction and Diagnostic Surveillance of Type 1 Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Nov 1;105(11). PubMed PMID: 32844178
  • Simmons KM, Mitchell AM, Alkanani AA, McDaniel KA, Baschal EE, Armstrong T, Pyle L, Yu L, Michels AW. Failed Genetic Protection: Type 1 Diabetes in the Presence of HLA-DQB1*06:02 . Diabetes. 2020 Aug;69(8):1763-1769. PubMed PMID: 32439825
  • Simmons KM, Sosenko JM, Warnock M, Geyer S, Ismail HM, Elding Larsson H, Steck AK. One-Hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests for the Prediction and Diagnostic Surveillance of Type 1 Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Nov 1;105(11). PubMed PMID: 32844178
  • Simmons KM, Mitchell AM, Alkanani AA, McDaniel KA, Baschal EE, Armstrong T, Pyle L, Yu L, Michels AW. Failed Genetic Protection: Type 1 Diabetes in the Presence of HLA-DQB1*06:02 . Diabetes. 2020 Aug;69(8):1763-1769. PubMed PMID: 32439825
  • Steck AK, Dong F, Taki I, Hoffman M, Simmons K, Frohnert BI, Rewers MJ. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Predicts Progression to Diabetes in Autoantibody Positive Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 1;104(8):3337-3344. PubMed PMID: 30844073
  • Simmons KM, Fouts A, Pyle L, Clark P, Dong F, Yu L, Usmani-Brown S, Gottlieb P, Herold KC, Steck AK. Unmethylated Insulin as an Adjunctive Marker of Beta Cell Death and Progression to Type 1 Diabetes in Participants at Risk for Diabetes. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Aug 8;20(16). PubMed PMID: 31398795
  • Simmons KM, Youngkin E, Alkanani A, Miao D, McDaniel K, Yu L, Michels AW. Screening children for type 1 diabetes-associated antibodies at community health fairs. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Nov;20(7):909-914. PubMed PMID: 31376227
  • Simmons KM, Youngkin E, Alkanani A, Miao D, McDaniel K, Yu L, Michels AW. Screening children for type 1 diabetes-associated antibodies at community health fairs. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Nov;20(7):909-914. PubMed PMID: 31376227
  • Steck AK, Dong F, Taki I, Hoffman M, Simmons K, Frohnert BI, Rewers MJ. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Predicts Progression to Diabetes in Autoantibody Positive Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 1;104(8):3337-3344. PubMed PMID: 30844073
  • Mahmud FH, Elbarbary NS, Fröhlich-Reiterer E, Holl RW, Kordonouri O, Knip M, Simmons K, Craig ME. ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2018: Other complications and associated conditions in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Oct;19 Suppl 27:275-286. PubMed PMID: 30066458
  • Gonzalez Ballesteros LF, Ma NS, Gordon RJ, Ward L, Backeljauw P, Wasserman H, Weber DR, DiMeglio LA, Gagne J, Stein R, Cody D, Simmons K, Zimakas P, Topor LS, Agrawal S, Calabria A, Tebben P, Faircloth R, Imel EA, Casey L, Carpenter TO. Unexpected widespread hypophosphatemia and bone disease associated with elemental formula use in infants and children. Bone. 2017 Apr;97:287-292. PubMed PMID: 28167344
  • Smith MJ, Simmons KM, Cambier JC. B cells in type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2017 Oct 17;13(11):712-720. PubMed PMID: 29038537
  • Smith MJ, Simmons KM, Cambier JC. B cells in type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2017 Oct 17;13(11):712-720. PubMed PMID: 29038537
  • Nakayama M, Simmons KM, Michels AW. Molecular Interactions Governing Autoantigen Presentation in Type 1 Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2015 Dec;15(12):113. PubMed PMID: 26458384
  • Alejandro R, Barton FB, Hering BJ, Wease S. 2008 Update from the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry. Transplantation. 2008 Dec 27;86(12):1783-8. PubMed PMID: 19104422
  • Hoetzer GL, Irmiger HM, Keith RS, Westbrook KM, DeSouza CA. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase inhibition does not alter endothelial progenitor cell colony forming capacity or migratory activity. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2005 Sep;46(3):387-9. PubMed PMID: 16116346
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Practice Locations

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes Pediatric Clinic - CU Anschutz Medical Campus
1775 Aurora Ct
Suite A140
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2323

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Colorado Health Pavilion
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80111
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2013)
  • Pediatric Endocrinology, Board Certification (2017)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Colorado - Boulder (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Endocrinology (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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