William L. Sims

A portrait of William Sims

Inducted:

05/08/1993

Degrees:

B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1968 
M.D., University of Kentucky

Dr. William L. Sims completed his BSEE degree at West Virginia University in 1968. He subsequently served for more than 15 years in the United States Air Force and volunteered service in the Air Force Reserves. Included in his service was a tour of duty as a combat pilot in Vietnam. Following the Air Force service, Dr. Sims attended medical school at the University of Kentucky where he completed his internship in general surgery. He continued to complete his neurological residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. In 1985, Dr. Sims and his family moved to Hickory, North Carolina where he began private practice as a neurosurgeon.

Dr. Sims is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is an active member of several regional and national medical societies. He is actively involved in his community as a member of the American Heart Association, the Catawba County Mental Health Association and the Sipes Orchard Home. He supports the Catawba County Science Center, the Catawba Red Cross and the Catawba County United Way of which he is a former board member. He serves as the team physician for the St. Stephens High School football team.

Dr. Sims was elected to the West Virginia University Alumni Association's National Board of Directors and serves WVU Alumni throughout the Southeastern United States.

He is married to the former Anna Lois Dickey. They have four children: Wendy, a nurse at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, Olivia and April, students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and William, a student at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina.