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Aleta Simmons, MD is a board certified dermatologist in Nashville, TN. She received her undergraduate degree from Alabama A&M University and graduate degree from Murray State University. Prior to medical school she participated in a post-baccalaureate program called MEDPREP at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Simmons completed medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of medicine. After graduating, she completed an Internal Medicine internship at Loyola University Medical Center and dermatology residency at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Dr. Simmons practiced dermatology as an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she served as a Diversity Champion and selected as a Fleming Scholar. She was also invited to serve on the Racial Equity Taskforce and Patient Equity Committee. She gives back to the medical field through mentorship, teaching at Meharry Medical College, and participating in the National Medical Association, National Medical Fellowships, Nth Dimensions, the Skin of Color Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Simmons' interests include acne, hyperpigmentation, procedural dermatology, health disparities, and DEI initiatives.

Through her company, Get the Skin-E, Dr. Simmons educates her community through public speaking, writing, and workshops. Her current endeavors include bringing Simmons Skin Center to life. When she is not educating the community and caring for patients, you can find her exploring the city with her dog, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.


American Academy of Dermatology

Women’s Dermatologic Society 

Skin of Color Society

National Medical Association

Skin Cancer Foundation

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

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