Lary Simms, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor
Lary Simms
Basic Sciences
(702) 777-1814

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Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and educated in Oklahoma, Dr. Simms spent 10 years as a General Practice [Primary Care] Physician; three years in rural America and seven years in Detroit. He subsequently went into a Pathology Residency, Pathology Fellowship and practiced as a Forensic Pathologist in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Bachelor of Science with major in Philosophy, University of Tulsa, 1974
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 1978 
  • Rotating internship at Dallas Memorial Hospital, 1978-79
  • University of Illinois at Chicago [UIC], Master of Public Health [Health Information], 1998 
  • 1989-1993: Michigan State University, Pathology Residency
  • 1993-1994: Fellowship Forensic Pathology at Cook County Medical Examiner Office, Chicago, Illinois
  • Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology -- American Board of Pathology
  • Nevada State License
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine -- Pathology
  • College of Physician Assistant Studies -- Clinical Genetics
  • Master of Health Science -- Molecular Genetics
  • Forensic medicine
  • "Subdural Hematoma and Hypoxia: an empirical analysis of causal linkage" by Simms, L, Golding A and Paul A [in press 2017]
  • "Pregnancy-Related Unnatural Death in Las Vegas: a descriptive study" by Paul A, Simms L et al in Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine Nov 2016;44:79-83
  • "Kids, Drugs and Vegas: a descriptive study of positive toxicology in the adolescent population [10-18 years] in Clark County, Nevada" by Paul A and Simms L [published 2017; full citation not available]
  • "Teens & Spice: a review of synthetic cannabinoid associated fatalities in adolescents" by Paul A and Simms L in J Forensic Sci [published 2017; full citation not available]
  • "A Rare Cause of Death in a Woman: iatrogenic bladder rupture in a patient with an indwelling Foley Catheter" by Paul A, Simms L, et al in Urology Case Reports 2016;6:30-32
  • "Not Safe for Consumption: synthetic cannabinoids causing fatal acute Rhabdomyolysis in two young men" by Paul A, Simms L et al in International J Case Reports Images 2016;7(7):431435
  • "A Fatal Case of Empyema due to Streptococcus intermedius-Associated Pneumonia Masquerading as Acute Pancreatitis in an Otherwise Healthy Middle-Aged Woman" by Paul A, L Simms et al in International J Case Reports Images 2016;7(8):524528
  • "The Toxicology of Methadone-Related Deaths in Infants Under 1 Year: 3 case series and review of the literature" by Paul A, Simms L, et al in J Forensic Sci 2017 Jan 30 [published; full citation not available]
  • 1991-1993: Chief Pathology Resident -- Michigan State University
  • 1993: Kent County Research Award [clinical use of bacterial plasmids]
  • 2004-2005: Teach of the Year, Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies
  • International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners
  • Deputy Medical Examiner, Clark County Coroner Office