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Michael W. Sims, MD

Michael W. Sims, MD Physician

COPD Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Sims is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2004
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Volume Reduction - Emphysema
  • Obstructive Airway Disease

Description of Clinical Expertise

Adult Critical Care
COPD/Emphysema
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Evaluation
Procedural Treatments for Emphysema

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), National American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Laennec Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sims is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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.

Selected Publications:

Atochina-Vasserman EN, Guo C-J, Abramova E, Golden TN, Sims MW, James ML, Beers MF, Gow AJ, Krymskaya VP: Surfactant dysfunction and lung inflammation in the female mouse model of lymphangioleiomyomatosis American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 53 (1): 96-104,2015.

Sims MW: Acute respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition : 715-22,2014.

Lipson DA, Holsclaw D, Imbesi G, Ferrin M, Sims MW, Miller S, Tal-Singer R, Hadjiliadis D: Evidence of Elevated CXCR2 Agonists in Stable Outpatients with Cystic Fibrosis Compared with Healthy Controls Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine 3 : 149,2013.

Sims MW: Bullous lung disease Clinical Decision Support in Medicine - Epub : 2013.

Sims MW, Panettieri RA: Profile of aclidinium bromide in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease International Journal of COPD 6 (1): 457-66,2011.

Sims MW: Aerosol therapy for obstructive lung diseases: device selection and practice management issues Chest 140 (3): 781–788,2011.

Sims MW, Beers MF, Ahya VN, Kawut SM, Sims KD, Lederer DJ, Palmer SM, Wille K, Lama V, Shah PD, Orens JB, Bhorade S, Crespo M, Weinacker A, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Christie JD, and Ware LB for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group: Effect of Single versus Bilateral Lung Transplantation on Plasma Surfactant Protein D Levels in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Chest 140 (2): 489-96,2011.

Sims MW, Beers MF, Ahya VN, Kawut SM, Sims KD, Lederer DJ, Palmer SM, Wille K, Lama V, Shah PD, Orens JB Bhorade S, Crespo M, Weinacker A, Demissie E, Bellamy S, Christie JD, and Ware LB for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group: Effect of Single versus Bilateral Lung Transplantation on Plasma Surfactant Protein D Levels in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Abstract selected for poster discussion at 2010 ATS Conference : 2010.

Sims MW, Musani AI, Sareli C, Russell W, McLaren WJ, Delaney PM, Litzky LA, Panettieri RA: A Pilot Study of the Feasibility of Confocal Endomicroscopy for Examination of the Human Airway J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol 17 (2): 126-30,2010.

Amrani Y, Syed F, Huang C, Li K, Liu V, Jain D, Keslacy S, Sims MW, Baidouri H, Cooper PR, Zhao H, Siddiqui S, Brightling CE, Griswold D, Li L, Panettieri RA: Expression and activation of the oxytocin receptor in airway smooth muscle cells: Regulation by TNFalpha and IL-13 Respiratory Research 11 : 104,2010.

Academic Contact Info

120 Heart and Vascular Pavillion
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8585
Fax: (215) 243-4643
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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