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Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Areas of Interest

Lipid management; cholesterol management; preventive cardiology; arrhythmias, heart rhythm abnormalities; non-invasive cardiology.


Dr. Simpson’s clinical interests include preventive cardiology and cholesterol management. As a world-class medical lecturer and collaborator towards improving cardiovascular health, he is regularly invited to present his clinical work and research studies at medical conferences across the globe.

Dr. Simpson’s research interests include an emphasis on population and individual-focused intervention to prevent heart attacks, sudden death, and strokes. He has been instrumental in growing the SUDDEN Study at UNC, which is researching sudden unexpected death across the United States.

Education and Training

Cardiology Fellowship: University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Residency: University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Medical School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

  • Phone Number

    919-966-5202 (Office Phone)

  • Addresses

    UNC School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

    160 Dental Circle #6033

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • UNC Cardiology at Eastowne

    100 Eastowne Drive

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514