Dr. Simmons completed his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Internal Medicine and is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Simmons then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, where he became the Chief Resident of Internal Medicine.


Dr. Simmons has over 23 years in teaching and mentorship experience. He was a partner of Internal Medicine Group, a private practice, in 1994 where he practiced for 13 years. Soon after, he became a Personal Visiting Physician with Care Level Management and a Hospitalist with Central Florida Inpatient Medicine with Winter Park Memorial Hospital. Dr. Simmons has spent many years as a Certified Trainer in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Internal Medicine Preceptor, Continuity Clinic Preceptor, and an Instructor in Motivational Interviewing.


In partnership with the VA, UCF College of Medicine has identified individuals that provide a significant contribution to the college and medical students. Dr. Simmons joined the college in August of 2016 as part of this partnership. VA faculty members are invited to participate in teaching assignments, curriculum and admissions committees, student affairs and research mentorship. Their contributions make a significant impact for both the college and students.


Recent Publications and Presentations

Invited Presentations

  1. Addressing Patient Requests to Hasten Death. Palliative Care Symposium. Orlando VA. May 2010.
  2. HHT- the Case of the Thrombotic Bleeder. Medical Grand Rounds. Orlando VA. April 2015.

Education & Specialties

  • S., Duke University, Durham, NC
  • D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • Internal Medicine

Research Interests

  • Palliative Care
  • Weight Loss
  • Thrombosis

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