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Sims, Eric



Eric Sims, PA-C

Eric Sims, PA-C, grew up in the Texas Panhandle. He received his bachelor’s degree at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, then worked as a medical technologist for five years before training as a physician assistant at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Eric worked in general orthopedics prior to joining the team at the Baylor Scott and White Scoliosis Center. He assists Dr. Hostin with patient care in clinical settings and in the operating room. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


  • 8/2003 to 5/2006—University of North Texas Health Science Center, Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, Board Certified. Dean’s list all didactic semesters.
  • 9/1993 to 12/1997—Angelo State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Dean’s list all semesters, Member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
  • 1993—Hereford High School, Top 5% of the high school class.

Professional Experience

Southwest Scoliosis Institute, Plano, TX,  4/2007 to present
Dr. Richard Hostin, M.D., Dr. Michael O’Brien, M.D.

  • New patient evaluation and workup
  • Pre-operative conferences with detailed surgical explanations
  • Post-operative assessments
  • Surgical first assist, advanced wound closure
  • Evaluate and interpret complex imaging
  • Orthopedic injections
  • Hospital consultations
  • Hospital rounding
  • Patient education
  • Weekend and telephone call

Orthopedic Institute of Texas, Hurst, TX,  8/2006 to 3/2007
Dr. Robert Kadoko, M.D., Dr. Steven Troum, M.D., and Dr. Robert Myles, M.D.

  • New patient evaluation and workup
  • Pre-operative history and physicals
  • Post-operative visits
  • Surgical first assist
  • Casting and splinting
  • Injections
  • Hospital rounding
  • Hospital consultations
  • Patient education, callbacks, and medication refills
  • Weekend and telephone call

Associated Professional Experience

  • 9/2000 to 8/2003—Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX, Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP), Point of Care Testing Supervisor from 2002 to 2003, precepted medical technology students from Tarleton State University 2002 to 2003
  • 1/1998 to 9/2000—West Texas Medical Associates, San Angelo, TX, Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP)

Certifications and Licenses

  • NCCPA, Board Certified
  • TSBPAE, licensed to practice in Texas
  • Registered with TX DPS and DEA to prescribe controlled substances
  • MT(ASCP) #206691
  • Certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants member
  • UNT HSC Physician Assistant Class of 2006 Vice President

Research Experience

  • Sims, E., (The Influence of Prior Education, Mentor, and Employment Experience as Practice Setting Determinants of Physician Assistants in Texas), Master’s Project, Advisors: Lemke, H., Chen, O., University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, March 2005.
  • Received the 2006 Outstanding Master’s Project Award from UNT HSC PA Studies Departmen