Michelle A. Simmons, MD

Dr. Simmons believes in delivering comprehensive women’s healthcare through all stages of life with compassion and respect. To accomplish this, she sees her patients as partners in health, whether the goal is preventative care or treatment of active disease.

Dr. Simmons is proud to offer patients the most current, safe, and clinically proven medical and surgical treatment options. Her special interests include family planning, contraception, infertility treatment and menopausal management. She specializes specifically in a minimally invasive surgery option called Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). Dr. Simmons is married and has one daughter. She and her family enjoy cycling, hiking, active vacations, ACC basketball, and their chocolate Labradors Bella and Mica.

Michelle Simmons


Education and Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Administrative Chief Resident 1999-2000, Internship and Residency, 1996-2000
  • University of Florida School of Medicine: Doctorate of Medicine, 1992-1996
  • Duke University: Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, 1988-1992

Work Experience

  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2000–present
  • Active staff physician, Mission Hospitals, 2000-present

Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Board Certification, 2002-present
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow, 1996-present
  • North Carolina Medical Society, member, 2000-present
  • Southern Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, member, 2000-present

Leadership Roles

  • Managing Partner, Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2015
  • Obstetrics Administrative Partner at Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2006-2014
  • Physician Supervisor for AWMC Obstetrical Nurse Practitioner

Awards and Honors

  • Administrative Chief Resident, University of Alabama Department of OB/GYN, 1999-2000
  • Award for Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, University of Alabama Department of OB/GYN, 2000
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Student Education, University of Alabama Department of OB/GYN, 1997 and 2000

Find out more about Dr. Simmons

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Attentive, focused, supportive

What was your first job?


Who/what inspires you?

My family

What do you never leave home without?

Cell phone

What would you do if you had 2 free hours?


Why did you choose to specialize in Ob/Gyn?

Wanted to contribute to women’s healthcare

Do you have any hidden talents?


What is the best advice anyone has given you?

Life is a journey, not a destination

What is your favorite animal?

Labrador retriever

What do you like about living in Asheville?

The mountains

What was your favorite subject in school?


Do you have a life motto?

“Do or do not, there is no try.”

What is on your “bucket list”?

Take a biking trip across Italy and visit every state in the United States

What would your profession be if you weren’t a physician?


What music are you listening to now?

80’s music

What is your favorite thing to eat?

New York Pizza

Name one personal goal.

To remain physically fit and healthy