Simmons Voni Dept Web

LaVone E Simmons, MD

Acting Instructor and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Prevention of preterm birth
• Maternal disease


Washington, 2004


Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010


• MD Degree
   (University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2004)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Washington, 2008)
• Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
   (University of Washington, 2014)

Research Interests:

• Preterm birth
• Global Health
• Preeclampsia


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Washington State Obstetrical Society
• Washington State Medical Association
• National Physician Alliance
• Alpha Omega Alpha

Selected Publications:

Simmons LE, Riker RR, Fraser GL, PRato BS. Assessing sedation in ventilated ICU patients with the bispectral index and the sedation-agitation scale. Crit Care Med 1999;27:1499-1504.

Riker RR, Fraser GL, Simmons LE, Wilkins ML. Validating the sedation-agitation scale with the bispectral index and visual analog scale in adult ICU patients after cardiac surgery. Intensive Care Med 2001; 27:853-858.

Simmons LE, Rubens CE, Darmstadt GL, Gravett MG. Preventing preterm birth and neonatal mortality: exploring the epidemiology, causes, and interventions. Semin Perinatol 2010 Dec;34(6):408-15.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
UW Medical Center, 3rd Floor, SW 350
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195

Appointments:   206.598.4070