Aleta Simmons, M.D.


Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Brief Description

Dr. Aleta Simmons is from Mayfield, KY. After receiving her medical education and training in Illinois and Cleveland, she has now planted her roots in Nashville to be closer to home and to provide care to Tennessee and the surrounding areas. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Simmons spends her time mentoring underrepresented minorities interested in medicine and dermatology. When not caring for patients, she enjoys playing with her dog, exploring the Nashville food scene, listening to podcasts, and traveling to see family and friends.


M.D. - Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Clinical interest

Skin of Color
General Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatological Surgery
Acne Vulgaris
Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Honors and Awards

Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award
Monash Mitchell/National Medical Fellowships Residency Scholarship
Loyola Spirit of MLK Award
American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship Program