Carolyn M. Sims, M.M.S.c., PA-C

Carolyn M. Sims, PA-C grew up in Monroe, New York and later moved to Boca Raton, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Florida. After college, Carolyn moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her graduate studies at Emory University. In 2001, she received her Master of Medical Science degree from the Physician Assistant Program at Emory University.

After completing multiple rotations in general medicine, Carolyn found a special interest in the field of Dermatology. She joined Skin Cancer Specialists P.C. & Skin Cancer Specialists Surgery Center, LLC in June of 2004 with over two years of prior Dermatology experience. As a provider for Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C., Carolyn practices general Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery and also assists Dr. Chastain in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery.

Carolyn is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners and maintains certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization.

Carolyn is an avid runner and sports fan who now calls Atlanta home. She also enjoys traveling and has spent time in Africa, Australia, and Europe. She is married and currently resides in downtown Atlanta with her husband, Jamie, and their three sons.

What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

Physician Assistants (PA’s) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PA’s are educated and trained in the medical model, which is designed to complement physician training, at nationally accredited Physician Assistant programs. Following graduation from an accredited program, a PA must pass a national examination in order to become certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) and in order to receive a state license to practice. PA’s conduct physical examinations, order and interpret tests, and provide a broad range of both diagnostic and therapeutic services that include writing prescriptions and performing procedures.