William M. Simpson Jr., MD, FAAFP

Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Staff physician for multiple free medical clinics, Charleston; Consulting physician, Roper St. Francis Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute, Charleston

Dr. Simpson earned his medical degree and completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In addition, he completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a geriatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He practices and teaches family medicine and maintains board certification in family medicine and geriatrics. Dr. Simpson was named Family Physician of the Year by the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and was a finalist for national Family Physician of the Year, and he received the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the author of more than 80 publications, including a book (Ag-Med: The Rural Practitioner's Guide to Agromedicine: Diagnosis and Management at a Glance) and multiple book chapters, and he produces a quarterly review of topics at the intersection of medicine and agriculture. Along with a minister and ethicist, he writes a twice-monthly newspaper column called “Aging for Amateurs.”