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Fiona Simpkins, MD

Fiona Simpkins, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Simpkins is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gynecologic Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology, 2011
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Lesions
  • Cervix Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Cancers
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecology Clinical Trials
  • Hysterectomy (Uterus Surgery)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Trophoblastic Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Society Member, National American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Exam writer for written boards, National American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, National Candidate member, American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO), National NRG (Gynecological Oncology Group) Experimental Therapeutics and Phase 1 Committee Member, National Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Simpkins is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Garcia-Soto AE, Schreiber T, Strbo N, Ganjei-Azar P, Miao F, Koru-Sengul T, Simpkins F, Nieves-Neira W, Lucci J 3rd: Cancer-testis antigen expression is shared between epithelial ovarian cancer tumors. Gynecol Oncol 145(3):413-419 : 2017.

Kim H, George E, Ragland RL, Rafail S, Zhang R, Krepler C, Morgan M, Herlyn M, Brown EJ: Targeting the ATR/CHK1 axis with PARP inhibition results in tumor regression in BRCA mutant ovarian cancer models. Clin Cancer Res 23(12):3097-3108 : 2017.

Jang K, Kim M, Gilbert CA, Simpkins F, Ince TA: VEGFA activates an epigenetic pathway upregulating ovarian cancer-initiating cells. EMBO Mol Med 9(3):304-318 : 2017.

George E, Simpkins F, Ragland R, Rafail S, R Zhang, Morgan MA, Herlyn M: Targeting the TR-Chk1 axis with PARP inhibition results in tumor regression in BRCA mutant models. Poster presented at: Society of Gynecologic Oncology, National Harbor, MD, : 2017.

Rose PG, Ali S, Moslemi-Kebria M: Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, and Bevacizumab in Advanced and Recurrent Endometrial Carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer 27(3):452-458 : 2017.

Chen J, Solomides C, Simpkins F: The role of Nrf2 and ATF2 in resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 79(2):369-380 : 2017.

George E, Kim H, Krepler C, Wenz B, Makvandi M, Tanyi JL, Brown E, Zhang R, Brafford P, Jean S, Mach RH, Lu Y, Mills GB, Herlyn M, Morgan M, Zhang X, Soslow R, Drapkin R, Johnson N, Zheng Y, Cotsarelis G, Nathanson KL: A patient-derived-xenograft platform to study BRCA-deficient ovarian cancers. JCI Insight 2(1):e89760 (doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.89760): 2017.

Wang Y, Krais JJ, Bernhardy AJ, Nicolas E, Cai KQ, Harrell MI, Kim HH, George E, Swisher EM, Simpkins F: RING domain-deficient BRCA1 promotes PARP inhibitor and platinum resistance. J Clin Invest 1;126(8):3145-57 : 2016.

Dean LT, Zhang X, Latif N, Giuntoli R, Lin L, Haggerty A, Kim S, Shalowitz D, Stashwick C, Simpkins F, Burger R, Morgan M, Ko E: Race-based disparities in loss of functional independence after hysterectomy for uterine cancer. Support Care Cancer 24(8):3573-80 : 2016.

George E, Kim H, Ragland R, Brown E, Butler L, Gilad O, Tanyi J, Zhang R, Krepler C, Lee R, Morgan M, Burger R, Ko E, Kim S, Herlyn M: Capitalizing on synthetic lethality in homologous recombination deficient high grade serous ovarian cancers with a novel ATR inhibitor. Poster and published as abstract for the SGO meeting. San Diego, CA, : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Jordan Center for Gynecologic Oncology at Penn Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd., 3rd Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3318
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)