Suzanne Marie Simkovich, MD| Pulmonology, Internal Medicine | MedStar Health

Suzanne Marie Simkovich, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Languages: English

About me

Suzanne M. Simkovich MD, MS, is a physician investigator in the Division of Healthcare Delivery Research at MedStar Health Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. She practices as a pulmonary and critical care physician at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Simkovich’s research focuses on evaluating and optimizing existing resources in a healthcare system to maximize the health, quality-of-life, and socioeconomic wellbeing of communities. She assesses the feasibility and the adaptability, including cost, of the existing healthcare systems and communities to uptake the novel interventions being investigated.

Dr. Simkovich has been engaged in studies both domestically and internationally in low resource settings including Zambia, Guatemala, India, Peru and Rwanda.

During her fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University, she was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis alongside an ongoing trial, the Cardiopulmonary Outcomes in Household Air Pollution trial, which implemented a liquified petroleum gas stove and fuel distribution intervention in Puno, Peru. She is currently an investigator on the four country Household Air Pollution Intervention Network trial. As a faculty member, she is currently receiving advanced training in implementation science through the K12 Mentored Training in Implementation Science program at Washington University in St. Louis. She has recently been awarded tail funding to continue her work through the MedStar Academic Investment Fund. During her fellowship, she was awarded the Pearl Stetler Fellowship Award for women in Pulmonary medicine, the Lietman scholarship for Global Health, and the Workshop on Household Energy Impact Evaluation Scholarship through the Fogarty International Center for Implementation Science.

Dr. Simkovich has published multiple high impact publications in journals such as the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Health, Environmental International and CHEST. A complete list of her published works is available on MyBibliography: My Bibliography - NCBI ( She is an early career reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. She is serving as a guest editor for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Dr. Simkovich received her undergraduate degree in Financial Management and her master’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She joined Medstar Health Research Institute following completion of her fellowship in 2020.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Mass
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Egfr Mutation
  • Egfr Translocation
  • Empyema
  • Foreign Body (AIRWAY)
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Kras Mutation
  • Large Cell Cancer Of The Lung
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Malignant Effusion
  • Mediastinum Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Radiation Toxicity
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Ret Mutation
  • Ros1 Fusion
  • Sarcoma Of The Lung
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Squamous Cancer Of The Lung
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Ventilator Dependent
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Procedures I perform

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Airway Stenting
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Biopsy Of Lung
  • Bronchial Dilatation
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cyberknife
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial Tumor Ablation
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Biopsy Of Lung
  • Endoscopic Biopsy Of Trachea
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Cancer Genomics
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleurx Catheter Insertion
  • Proton Beam Therapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheal Stent
  • Tracheoplasty
  • Tracheostomy Management
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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD, 21239

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

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25500 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

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Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2017)

Residency Program: Medical University of South Carolina (2016)

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina (2013)