Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Confers High Honor to Kelsey Seybold Physician
Victor Simms, M.D., named "Young Physician of the Year"
Houston (April 3, 2013) – The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) recently honored Victor Simms, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Internal Medicine specialist, as the inaugural recipient of the "Young Physician of the Year" award.
Dr. Simms will walk in the annual convocation ceremony, an event where the College recognizes new Fellows and the recipients of various honors, on April 11, 2013 in San Francisco.
This new award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member in the areas of academics, leadership and/or advocacy for the field of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Simms was selected as the first Young Physician of the Year because of his clinical and professional achievements. His clinical duties include participation on many clinical committees at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, his participation as a member of the board of directors for Kelsey-Seybold and his recent promotion to associate chief for the Department of Internal Medicine in 2011.
Additionally, Dr. Simms is actively involved in many professional societies and particularly committed to the ACP, becoming a member of the Texas Chapter Board of Directors in 2007. He was awarded Fellowship to the College in 2009 and assumed the position of president of the Texas Chapter Services in 2010.
"I was extremely honored to be the inaugural recipient of this award," Dr. Victor Simms said. "Recognition by one's peers is the sincerest form of flattery. I think we all do what we do because at the end of the day, patient care is our first priority. Involvement in these clinical and professional activities, I feel, helps improve how we care for patients on a daily basis."
Dr. Simms joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2001. He cares for patients at Kelsey-Seybold's Pasadena Clinic, where he also serves as managing physician. Dr. Simms is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 Internal Medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists and medical students. Internal Medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from routine well adult health maintenance to complex illness.
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