Description of Research Expertise
Dr. Sims has a strong interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on mechanisms of lung inflammation and disease progression. He has been the principal investigator of a K23 award from the NIH/NHLBI investigating surfactant protein D as a modulator of lung inflammation and COPD pathogenesis. He has completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and his Master’s Thesis focused on functional consequences of secondary pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe COPD. In addition, he has been actively involved in multiple clinical and translational studies of biomarkers and novel therapies for COPD and asthma as well as bronchoscopic treatments for severe emphysema.