Stephanie M. Sims, MD, FACS, received her undergraduate degree in fine arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She completed her general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was proud to be a part of the first all-female graduating surgery residency class in the history of the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Sims went on to complete an advanced gastrointestinal/minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she trained in robotic surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction in a world-renowned, state-of-the-art hernia center. While there, she also received specialty training in colorectal surgery and the gastrointestinal tract including anti-reflux surgery.
Dr. Sims is board certified in general surgery and a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. She has particular interest in hernia research and has presented at several national surgical conferences on the topic. Dr. Sims is actively involved in medical mission work in medically underserved countries. In her free time, Dr. Sims enjoys kickboxing, golf, volleyball, scuba diving, and modern dance.