Dr. Simms-Edwards is a board-certified Pediatric Otolaryngologist. She completed medical school at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Simms-Edwards continued her training in Los Angeles, completing a General Surgery internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at the King-Drew Medical Center. From there, she went to Tennessee, completing a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship through the University of Tennessee, Memphis at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. She has been in practice for 17 years, having returned to the Bay Area in 2008. Prior to joining BASS, she worked at Summit ENT Medical Associates for 4 years before joining Dr. Robert Wesman’s private Pediatric Otolaryngology practice at Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
Dr. Audrey "Lisa" Arzamendi is double board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. Since 2012, she has specialized in diabetes, obesity and metabolism, thyroid disease (including Hashimoto's and Graves'), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sex hormone disorders, adrenal and pituitary dysfunction, osteoporosis, parathyroid/calcium disorders, and thyroid and parathyroid nodules and cancers. She is highly trained in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid (99% diagnostic rate).
Dr. Arzamendi is committed to safe and established medical treatments, and prides herself on staying informed about emerging therapies and research-supported non-prescription options. She is experienced working with all forms of brand-name and generic thyroid medications, and as a type 1 diabetic herself, has first-hand knowledge of nearly all available prescription and technological diabetic treatments, to best support patients in selecting their optimal diabetes treatment regimens.
Dr. Arzamendi graduated with honors from Stanford University, with a BA in Human Biology and a concentration in Health & Human Performance. She attended UC San Diego School of Medicine (receiving a federal NIH National Cancer Institute fellowship), and completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Pemanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center. Her endocrinology training was completed at UC Davis Medical Center. She previously practiced in California's South Bay before relocating to open her practice in Walnut Creek in 2020. Dr. Arzamendi was a Stanford varsity athlete and still enjoys running, hiking, tennis, rowing, and other outdoor activities. She loves spending time with her husband and many pets, and looks forward to being your doctor!
Medical School: University of California Los Angeles
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California
Residency: King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California
Fellowship: University of Tennessee, Memphis at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
The Bay Area’s Top Doctors of 2019
Dr. Simms-Edwards has been chosen once again as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Doctors of 2019. She has been chosen as only one of three Doctors in the Peadiatric Otolaryngology specialty for the 3rd year in a row. Out of nearly one thousand Doctors competing for a spot on this list, it’s very clear that Dr. Erin Simms-Edwards is one of the elite Doctors in our area.