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Carrie Sims, MD, PhD

University Of Pennsylvania

Dr. Carrie Sims is Associate Professor Of Surgery at the University Of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sims completed her surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003. She was appointed as Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (2003-2004) and completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery in 2004. She subsequently trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care.

Her research interests include structural racism, healthcare disparities, and gun violence. As a founding member of Surgeons For Social Responsibility, she is committed to partnering with communities to advocate for common sense gun legislation and social programming that addresses the social determinants of urban violence.

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Preventing gun violence: Trauma surgeons speak out

Ohio Room

No one understands the grim consequences of gun violence as vividly as the trauma surgeons who see and treat the wounded on a daily basis. While recent events in Parkland, Florida have renewed public awareness of this problem, firearms are involved in deaths and injury on a daily basis across America. More than 35,000 people […]

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