• Board-certified – Cytopathology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology
  • Fellowship – Cytopathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency – Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, New York University, New York, NY
  • Medical School – Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Joined ProPath in 2019

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. 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 Mar 18. doi: 10.1002/dc.24413. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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