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Dr. Rick Timms, MD, FACS grew up in Savannah and attended Sewanee: The University of the South, graduating Cum Laude with a B.A. in Religion. He then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta before returning to Savannah for his internship and surgical residency at Memorial University Medical Center.

2nd Generation Surgeon

Dr. Timms entered private practice in 1985. He enjoyed the wisdom and surgical expertise his father, mentor, and friend, Dr. D.W. Timms taught him. His father touched many lives as a skilled and compassionate surgeon prior to his death in 2003. To this day, Dr. Timms follows his father’s example of making patient care his top priority.

Dr. Timms is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He has lectured on a variety of general surgical topics ranging from ballistics of wounding and impact biomechanics to trauma in pregnancy. In the early 1990’s, Dr. Timms lectured extensively on the newly emerging techniques of laser Laparoscopic surgery and has served as teaching faculty at Laparoscopic training courses throughout the Southeast.