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William A. Sims, M.D.

Established DOC in 1972

Special Interests:
General Orthopaedics and Fracture Care

Board Certification:
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow

Medical Degree:
The University of Tennessee Memphis Medical Units

Post-Graduate Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
Surgical Residency: Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN
Internal Medicine Residency (interim)
Intern: John Gaston Hospital, Memphis, TN

Professional Affiliations:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Alabama Orthopaedic Society
Clinical Orthopaedic Society
Committee for Quality Orthopaedic Health Care
Medical Association State of Alabama
The National Rehabilitation Society
North American Spine Society
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
Southern Medical Association
Willis C. Campbell Club

Community Involvement:
Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
First Presbyterian Church
United Way of Morgan County
Bike Trail

Honors and Awards:
AMA Recognition Award, 1983 through present
Outstanding Alumni, University of Tennessee, 2003
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in Medicine
Who’s Who in the World
Honoree of Decatur General Hospital Foundation Gala, 1995
Master of Ceremonies for Decatur General Hospital Foundation Galas, 1988 & 1994
The President’s Distinguished Service Award, John C. Calhoun Community College, 1987
Decatur High School Appreciation Award, 1983

Military Service:
U.S. Army, 1961-1967
U.S. Army Reserve Captain Orthopaedic Detachment, 306th Field Hospital, Memphis, TN; Past Commanding Officer

Personal:
Married, four children

Hobbies:
Biking, boating, tennis, woodworking