About Dr. Okeefe Simmons
Dr. Okeefe Simmons graduated from medical school at the University of Miami with research honors, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center where he was named an emerging liver scholar, a national distinction awarded by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).
He then completed four years of fellowship training at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Cornell Medicine / New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He is the first triple fellowship-trained physician in gastroenterology, bariatric endoscopy, and obesity medicine in the country.
Dr. Simmons has clinical, procedural, and research expertise in these areas – he has completed well over 2000 endoscopic procedures and has authored multiple research papers and textbook chapters in these fields. He is a member of multiple medical organizations, including The Association for Bariatric Endoscopy, The Obesity Society, and the Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Simmons also teaches University of Miami gastroenterology fellowship trainees at the Miami Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
Dr. Simmons is a prominent gastroenterologist with extensive expertise in bariatric medicine. His dedication to gastroenterology and obesity medicine helped him contribute immensely to the advancement of these fields and be of service to hundreds of patients who got a new, healthy life thanks to his knowledge and hard work.
Many patients express their gratitude to Dr. Simmons not only because he is a highly-qualified and devoted gastroenterologist but also because he is a compassionate and caring human being who always takes time to better understand the situation of each person and provide individualized treatment.