Dr. James Sims currently serves as Chief Medical Officer here at St Hope Foundation.
Dr. Sims received his medical degree from Wright State University, Dayton ,Ohio and completed Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. He recently completed his fellowship training in Infectious Disease in 2010 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is board certified Internal Medicine. Dr. Sims has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of HIV, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis infections.
Dr. Sims has also added qualifications in HIV management through certification by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He has served on various community boards to include Healing Hands Organization. He currently presides as Section Chief, Infectious Disease at Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, Texas.
He is a member of such notable medical associations as the American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Society, Harris County Medical Society, and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
What inspired you to become a physician?
Everyday regardless of our chosen career, we are afforded the opportunity to make a positive impact on individual lives. The inspiration manifested itself through both my love of reading and science, which then led me down the path of becoming a physician.
What is your philosophy on patient care?
Patient centered care, I believe the goal of the physician is to the lead the patient through health/wellness and disease entities, by providing the most up-to-date information. This advocacy role empowers the patient to make life altering/changing decisions.
What brought you to St. Hope?
Working in the area of HIV for over 10 years, I have witnessed the evolution of this disease on a personal and professional level. It has given me the knowledge to know that the treatment of individuals affected by HIV is best served through a multi-disciplinary team that provide patient centered care. St Hope foundation embodies this vision. The opportunity to be part of this organization is heartfelt and gives me the fuel that drives my hope of disease eradication.