Dr. Gloria Simms with DHR Health Neurology Institute is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a sub-specialty board certification in headache medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
As the only certified headache medicine physician in the region, Dr. Simms brings with her extensive expertise to DHR Health. Her focus is to help patient’s identify and properly diagnose the type of headache to establish an effective treatment plan to optimize the quality of life. Dr. Simms also evaluates and treats patients with other neurologic conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular movement disorders and other neurological conditions.
Dr. Simms earned her medical degree from the Universidad del Valle, located in Cali, Colombia. She completed her neurology residency at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, before relocating to Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was a fellow observer in vascular critical care in neurology and decided to pursue a neuroimaging fellowship at Alabama Neurological Institute. Dr. Simms then moved to Mobile, Alabama, where she attended the University of South Alabama to complete an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology. In addition to her education and medical career, she is also involved in professional societies such as the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and American Society of Neuroimaging.