Terrible photo of me but don’t care because Dr. Sims, MD, PhD is a hero and legend. We first became friends when I reached out to her after Parkland, both wanting to do something. She’s an internationally renowned trauma surgeon and scientist who was a Professor of Surgery at Harvard, Mass General, and Penn and soon to be Chief of Trauma Surgery, Burn and Critical Care at Ohio State.
She pioneered studies on artificial blood, implemented domestic violence screening programs in trauma units and is a diversity in medicine advocate. She was pivotal in, This Is Our Lane, trauma surgeons speaking out on gun violence. She also won awards for being a pioneering female surgeon. Proud to call her a friend! She is the embodiment of a change-maker, a force for all things good in the world!