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Pediatric cardiologist, radiation oncologist join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Published on October 15, 2015

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

Scott A. Simpson, M.D.

Scott Simpson

Dr. Scott A. Simpson recently completed an advanced fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with additional sub-specialty training in noninvasive imaging, including CT, MRI, and fetal echocardiography. He has now joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving his B.S. in microbiology from Colorado State University in 1999, Simpson earned his M.S. in pharmacology at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center in 2004. He then earned his M.D. at the Tulane University School of Medicine in 2008.

Simpson had a pediatrics internship from 2008-09 and a pediatric residency from 2009-11 at the Emory University School of Medicine.

The author or coauthor of nine articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and numerous oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings nationwide, Simpson is an active member of the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Jason Stanford, M.S.


Jason Stanford, a physicist, dosimetrist, radiation therapist and radiologic technologist with a diverse clinical experience in radiation oncology and radiology, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in radiation oncology.

After receiving his B.S. in radiation therapy from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and his M.S. in medical radiation physics from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, Illinois, in 2013, Stanford completed postgraduate residency training at UMMC and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center from 2013-15. He is expecting his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering with medical physics concentration from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in December 2015.