Colby Simmons, DO
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (2013)
Graduate School :
  • MBA, Rockhurst University (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Missouri State University (MO) (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2018)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiolgy

Recognition & Awards

  • Emerging Leader Scholarship, American Society of Anesthesiology (2018)
  • Resident Humanitarian Service Award, American Society of Anesthesiology (2016)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology
    Neurosurgical Anesthesia Clinical Neurophysiology Global Anesthesia

Publications

  • Simmons CG, Alvey NJ, Kaizer AM, Williamson K, Faruki AA, Kacmar RM, Jevtovic-Todorovic V, Weitzel NS. Benchmarking of Anesthesia and Surgical Control Times by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes. J Med Syst. 2022 Mar 4;46(4):19. doi: 10.1007/s10916-022-01798-z. Erratum in: J Med Syst. 2022 Aug 11;46(9):60. PMID: 35244783.
  • Patient Safety in Anesthesia: Hand Hygiene and Perioperative Infection Control
  • Colby G. Simmons, Tobias Eckle, Dustin Rogers et al. Disposable laryngoscope intubation to reduce equipment failure in an emergency out of OR setting - A Quality Control Case Study, 17 August 2022, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square [https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1915417/v1]
  • Airway and hemodynamic considerations for the anesthetic management of an intraluminal tracheal Plasmacytoma.
  • New Frontiers in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring: A Narrative Review
  • Implementation of de-novo Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Program in Uganda utilizing the EPIS framework
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Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Ambulatory Surgery Center - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-3950

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology
Clinical Interests
My clinical focus is delivering anethesia for neurosurgical patients as well as management of intra-operative neurophysiology.

Care Philosophy
To provide the highest level of anesthetic care to all patients at all times. To treat patients with the same level of care that I would expect for myself or any member of my family.

Personal Interests
My personal interests include global anesthesia and the development of programs to increase anesthesia capacity in low-income countries. As well, I am interested in maximizing operating efficiency to improve utilization.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (2013)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, Rockhurst University (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Missouri State University (MO) (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2017)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2018)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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