Stephanie Sims, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She has been a member of the faculty since 2010. She is the medical director of the UF Health Psychiatry – San Jose office.
Dr. Sims received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at MUSC.
Dr. Sims is a master clinician in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry. Her research interest focuses on mental health issues for individuals with blindness and low vision. She is the co-chair of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blindness and Low Vision Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has presented nationally about her research. She is also passionate about equity and accessibility, and she is a member of the UF Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Champions Committee.
Dr. Sims is involved in clinical teaching of general psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows. She won the 2020 Child Psychiatry Fellowship Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Sims grew up in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area. She is an avid triathlete and three-time IRONMAN finisher who loves exploring the city through long runs and bike rides.