Emma Simpson, MD, has joined Samaritan Medical Group Pulmonology – Corvallis where she specializes in treating respiratory conditions. She is also an intensivist at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, caring for critically ill and injured patients.
Dr. Simpson earned a bachelor’s degree at Queen Mary University of London and a medical degree at Rush University Medical Center. She completed residency training and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.
Dr. Simpson specializes in bronchoscopy, which is used to diagnose diseases of the lungs, as well as general lung and critical care procedures.
Before attending medical school, she volunteered at the veterans’ hospital in Chicago, where she observed clinicians meeting with patients and families during times of anxiety and uncertainty.
“I wanted to be a part of the team that not only treats illness, but also works to provide the best care in times of duress,” she said.
Those experiences inform her approach to patient care.
“I value the trust my patients and their families place in me,” Dr. Simpson said.
She grew up in a rural community in England and became a United States citizen a week before graduating from medical school. Dr. Simpson chose Samaritan because she feels valued and respected as a clinician.
“I recognize the importance of an excellent health care system to serve a community,” she said. “Samaritan works to provide services people need that aren’t often found in smaller communities.”
She moved to Oregon with her daughters, husband and Australian Shepherd on the advice of her best friend, who grew up in Oregon.
“I was lucky enough to land my dream job in Corvallis,” she said.
In her free time, Dr. Simpson appreciates spending time in nature, hiking, camping, reading and spending time with family.