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Alric V. Simmonds, Jr, MD, FACS

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Alric V. Simmonds, Jr, MD, FACS

Board-Certified General Surgeon

  • Assistant Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Breast Surgery Expertise
  • Endocrine Surgery Specialty
Medical Group
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Specialties

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid/Parathyroid)
  • Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Outpatient Surgery

Bio

Dr. Simmonds was the second surgeon to join The Center for Specialized Surgery and specializes in breast cancer surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid/parathyroid) and hernia repair surgery.

Dr. Simmonds is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Florida State College of Medicine and was recently awarded the Excellence in Surgical Education Award from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He has been a member of the General Surgery faculty at Florida Hospital since his initial recruitment in 2006 and currently is the Site Director for all 3rd and 4th year medical students. In addition to academic medicine and clinical care, Dr. Simmonds serves as the Medical Director of the Sherman Outpatient Surgery Center and Chairman of the Florida Hospital System Operating Room Governance Committee as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Hospital Credit Union.

Matriculating through Morehouse College in Atlanta, Dr. Simmonds obtained a BA in business administration with a concentration in banking and finance, and subsequently worked in the financial industry for two years prior to attending medical school. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in 1999. Following, Dr. Simmonds completed his internship and surgical training residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. 

He has been bestowed distinction as a National Health Disparities Scholar through the National Institute of Health and was a recipient of  National Institute on  Minority Health and Health Disparities Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, a national endeavor to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds as research investigators to careers in clinical research. His desire to pursue a career in academic surgery was largely fueled by this award which allowed him to spend two years at the University of Miami’s Division of Heart and Lung Transplant lab employing the scientific method, developing animal research models and conducting studies with human heart muscle to answer questions regarding heart failure in heart transplant recipients.

Further, Dr. Simmonds has received numerous teaching, professional and community awards including The “True Blue” Shining Example Award from PEPSI Beverage Company, The University of Central Florida College of Medicine Excellence in Surgical Education Award, The Howard University Chairmen of Surgery Award “For Superior Leadership & Teaching Ability” and The Ohio State University African American Student Leadership Award.

As a leader in the battle to eradicate health disparities, Dr Simmonds provides a clinically sound, economically prudent and culturally sensitive approach to the provision of care in special populations. Understandably, Dr. Simmonds is a sought after expert and public speaker who lends his voice to reshape health care and realized positive patient outcomes.

Profile

  • Board Certified, General Surgery
  • Assistant Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • General Surgery Site Director, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Sherman Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery and Clerkship Director, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Residency, General Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Medical Degree, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, OH

Memberships

  • Chairman, Florida Hospital System Operating Room Governance Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Florida Hospital Credit Union
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Member, American College of Physician Executives
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Member, National Medical Association
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Awards and Recognition

  • Excellence in Surgical Education Award, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Howard University Chairmen of Surgery Award “For Superior Leadership & Teaching Ability”
  • National Health Disparities Scholar
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Recipient
  • The Ohio State University African American Student Leadership Award
  • “True Blue” Shining Example Award from PEPSI Beverage Company
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine Excellence in Surgical Education Award

Locations

The Center for Specialized Surgery

2415 North Orange Ave. Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: 407.303.7399
Fax: 407.303.7305

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