Wickham Simonds, MD, FOMA, is the founder of Dr Simonds Metabolics & Weight Loss and currently practices obesity medicine with offices in Durham and Raleigh. Dr Simonds is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He was chief resident during his residency in emergency medicine at Penn State University/York Hospital. Dr Simonds received his MD from East Carolina University and his BS in biology from Campbell University. He received the Dr Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award from OMA in 2017. He has served his country in the US Army with duty stations in Korea, Louisiana, and Iraq.