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Tony W. Simmons, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

189 Ratings

Tony W. Simmons, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Electrocardiography, Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Cardiology (clinical), Electrophysiology

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-6674
Department: 336-716-4667

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1970
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 1979
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Mt Sinai Hosp Of Cleveland, 1980
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mt Sinai Hosp Of Cleveland, 1982
  • Fellowship, Mt Sinai Hosp Of Cleveland, 1984
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1986


  • American College of Cardiology
  • Am Heart Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society

NPI Number

  • 1558348227
Tony W. Simmons, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

189 Ratings

Tony W. Simmons, M.D.

Professor, Cardiology

Research Interests

Heart Atria; Atrial Flutter; Cardiac-Gated Imaging Techniques; Tomography, Spiral Computed; Heart Neoplasms
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4667 | Department: 336-716-4667

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Recent Publications

Primary cardiac lymphoma diagnosed by multiphase-gated cardiac CT and CT-guided percutaneous trans-sternal biopsy. Shah RN, Simmons TW, Carr JJ, Entrikin DW.. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012;6(2):137-139.

Psychological effects of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads under advisory. Heatherly SJ, Simmons T, Fitzgerald DM, Mitchell M.. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011;34(6):694-699.

Localization and metabolism of angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue [abstract]. Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Lively M, Ferrario CM.. Hypertension. 2011;58(5):e50.

Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue. Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Ferrario CM.. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(12):e28501.

Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue [abstract]. Ahmad S, Varagic J, Westwood B, Chappell MC, Strawn WB, Simmons T, Ferrario CM.. FASEB J. 2010;24(1 Meeting Abstracts):605.4.

Electroconvulsive therapy in the setting of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Davis A, Zissleman M, Simmons T, McCall WV, McCafferty J, Rosenquist PB.. J ECT. 2009;25(3):198-201.

Intra-atrial conduction time is a major determinant of optimal atrio-ventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy [abstract]. Wannenburg T, Koide NS, Ntim WO, Fitzgerald DM, Haisty WK, Rubery BE, Benfield KY, Simmons TW.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(9 Suppl A):29A.

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Professor, Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Electrocardiography, Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Cardiology (clinical), Electrophysiology
Tony W. Simmons, M.D.

Tony W. Simmons, M.D.

Professor, Cardiology

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Tony W. Simmons, M.D.189 Ratings


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*Dr. Simmons is a super MD. Hope it doesn't return for a very long time.


Dr. Simmons always pleasant and treats one with respect and concern


Always cheerful & caring.


Dr. Simmons is caring, friendly, professional and simply a very nice person. On the day of my visit he seemed a bit more tired than usual...but it was a Friday afternoon.


Very pleased with Dr. Simmons. Have recommended him to several others.


dr Simmons has always always been amazing!!! only dr I would ever trust with my life!!!


Dr. Simmons is always very attentive, answering my questions and giving thorough explanations of condition and care.


All I can say is I am very pleased and grateful. My husband passed away 20 years ago from cancer. I spent 31/2 years in and out of baptist hospital and learned a lot through that time from the doctors & staff. Again I am very grateful.


I tell everyone if you need my type of care this is the place to go


Best provider ever


*Dr. Tony Simmons is an excellent cardiologist/electrophysiologist. I could go to any cardiologist with my superior health insurance, but would not find another better than him. Prior to seeing *Dr. Simmons initially, I researched cardiologist within a 250 mile range from my home. I travel 3 hours one way to be his patient.


Couldn't ask for a better cardiologist (and nursing staff). Dr. Simmons is an absolute stand-out.


Dr. Simmons explained our plan of action for my condition and medications great. Feel very comfortable with him as my EP physician ---


I have recommended this Dr. Simmons to another patient who has my disease and he is now seeing her also.


Dr. Tony Simmons is the best Provider always shows concern. I have a lot of confidence would highly recommend Dr. Tony Simmons


Excellent in all aspects.


Dr. Simmons makes you feel very comfortable and explained my health problem well. Very pleased with him.


*Dr. Simmons is a very caring doctor.


Dr. Simmons is the best.


Dr Simmons is always attentive, thorough, and friendly. I enjoy the time I spend with him and I have complete confidence in his ability as my cardiologist.


Everything was good. I look forward to my scheduled appointments.


very good


good experience


So far so good. He told me he do his best. He seems like he care, and wants the best for me.


*Dr. Simmons is the best!


extremely pleased with the Doctor and the care I've recieved...thank you all...


I have recommended this provider to friends.


*Dr. Simmons did not make me feel comfortable. He gave me no idea of my condition, seriousness, etc.


I am glad to have this *Dr. Simmons, he's excellent in care and listening and talking to me about my medicine & welfare.

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