Suzanne Simkovich MD, MS
Suzanne Simkovich MD, MS, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Simkovich completed her medical training at Medical University of South Carolina. She is a board-certified Internist and is currently completing her Adult Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Simkovich pursued an undergraduate in Financial Management and Masters in Accounting with the goal of using these in her medical profession to help merge the business aspects of medicine with clinical practice. During her graduate training, she taught in the BB&T summer Economics Program and during her post graduate training, she coordinated trials in palliative care and the cost effectiveness of adoption of new technology in clinical practice. Her research interests include evaluating the economic and social benefits of intervention trials.
Pastis NJ, Simkovich SM, Silvestri GA. Understanding the economic impact of introducing a new procedure: calculating downstream revenue of endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration as a model. Chest. 2012 Feb; 141 (2):506-12. PMID: 22315117
Balekian AA, Silvestri GA, Simkovich SM, Mestaz PJ, Sanders GD, Daniel J, Porcel J, Gould MK. Accuracy of clinicians and models for estimating the probability that a pulmonary nodule is malignant. Annals American Thoracic Society. 2013 Dec; 10 (6):629-35. PMID: 24063427
Mehta HJ, Tanner NT, Silvestri GA, Simkovich SM, Shamblin C, Shaftman SR, Nietert PJ, Yang J. Outcome of patients with negative and unsatisfactory cytologic specimens obtained by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial fine-needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes. Cancer Cytopathology. 2015 Feb; 123 (2): 92-97. PMID: 25186645