Pamela J. Simms-Mackey, MD


Dr. Pamela J. Simms-Mackey is a pediatrician who offers comprehensive care for young patients up to age 21. She provides well-child care, manages acute and chronic illnesses, and coordinates care at home for children with complex medical conditions. She has particular interests in asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning differences, conditions affecting young athletes and breastfeeding. She is dedicated to reducing health care disparities among underserved populations.

Simms-Mackey earned her medical degree from the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program, which is focused on developing physician leaders who will advance medical practice and knowledge in the care of the underserved. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, serving as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in the California Health Care Foundation's Health Care Leadership Program.

Simms-Mackey serves on many panels, committees and boards to promote children's health and well-being. She has served on the board of First 5 Alameda County and currently serves on the board of the California Wellness Foundation and American Board of Pediatrics. She serves as director of graduate medical education as well as the pediatric residency program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

A former Division I women's varsity basketball player at Stanford University, Simms-Mackey loves sports and exercises regularly. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two sons.

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Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program 1994


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Pediatrics 1997


California Health Care Foundation, Health Care Leadership 2013