MackeyCommissioner Pamela Simms-Mackey, M.D., FAAP - Chair

Dr. Simms-Mackey, a board-certified pediatrician, is the Director of Graduate Medical Education, the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and an active member of the Primary Care Department at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her career has centered on Medical Education, Multicultural Education in efforts to reduce healthcare disparities and Community Leadership and Mentorship.

Currently, Dr. Simms-Mackey serves as the Chair of the First 5 Alameda County Commission, which uses tobacco tax monies to fund programs that target the well-being of children 0-5 years. She is also on the American Board of Pediatrics Examination Committee and the Maintenance of Certification Committee, as well as, a Board of Director for the California Wellness Foundation. She has been the Director of the Multicultural Curriculum Program, as well as the Director of the Education Core for the National Center for Minority Health Disparities NIH Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She is also an active member of Children’s Hospital medical staff, serving as the Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Pediatric Residency Selection Committee and a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee. She clinically still practices and has served as the primary care physician for many children throughout Alameda County and the Greater Bay Area for the past 20 years.

Dr. Simms-Mackey earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in the Charles R. Drew Medical Education Program. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

She and her husband have two sons and are active in their school and extracurricular activities.