MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 4/3/2013 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians Confers High Honor to Kelsey Seybold Physician Page Content 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. TheAmerican 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. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook. About Kelsey-Seybold Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.