Dr. Gabe Simpson, Medical Director of McLeod Health Cheraw, has received the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Humanitarian Physician Alumni Award for 2017.
Each year, the School of Medicine presents the Humanitarian Physician award to an alumnus for distinguished human service contributions at the local, state or national level with an emphasis on health and welfare. Dr. Simpson’s humanitarian work has included establishment of a free medical clinic and homeless shelter in Chesterfield County.
Dr. Simpson and his wife, Lisa, were compelled by their faith to establish the all-volunteer Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic in Cheraw in 2009. Dr. Simpson serves as founding Chairman, Medical Director and Primary Physician, and Lisa supports the clinic as a founding Board Member and Nurse. The couple donates their time, resources and energy in a volunteer capacity. In 2013, Dr. Simpson was led along with others to spearhead a homeless shelter, His Hands and Feet of Chesterfield County, to meet the needs of the community. He continues to serve as Chairman of the Board for the shelter.
“We are incredibly blessed to have a physician of Dr. Simpson’s caliber practicing at McLeod Health Cheraw,” said Mib Scoggins, Administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw. “Dr. Simpson cares passionately about the quality of medical care provided to our patients. He is also a true advocate for patients and their well-being.”
Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Simpson serves as Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Chief of Staff of McLeod Health Cheraw. He is the longest-tenured physician in the Emergency Department.
Dr. Simpson received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2000 graduating Magna Cum Laude. At the USC School of Medicine, he was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Simpson completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2003. During his residency training, he served as Chief Resident and received the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award and the Sydney R. Berens Award for Compassion.
Dr. Simpson and Lisa have four children, Ashley (Spencer), Jordan, Gracie and Ian, and one grandson, Kellan.