Michael C. Sims, M.D., was born in Dothan, Alabama. A graduate of Auburn University, he received his M.D. degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Sims did an internship and residency in Family Medicine at The Medical Center in Columbus. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has recertified twice. He was Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center for three years before starting his private practice in 1983. During his tenure at The Medical Center, he was the founding director of the Geriatrics Conference sponsored by that institution. It was during his teaching years that he did a church visitation on a young high school teacher (also an Auburn graduate) here in Columbus. He married the former Cathy Deakle, a native of Mobile, two years later. She is a practicing licensed professional counselor.
Dr. Sims is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Medical College of Georgia Department of Family Medicine. He is a former Chairman of the Departments of Family Medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and The Medical Center. He is a member of the Muscogee County Medical Society and the Georgia and American Academies of Family Practice. He serves on the Professional Improvement Committee and the Care Pathway Leadership Task Force at St. Francis Hospital, and was the previous Chief of Staff at St. Francis (1999).