William Shim, MD

Dr. William Shim is a rheumatologist and the founder of the Center of Arthritis & Rheumatism Endeavor (C.A.R.E.) Institute in Tampa, Florida. He was born and raised in Seoul, Korea before he decided to venture to the United States for higher education. He attended the George Washington University in Washington D.C where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then continued on to purse his medical education at The American University of Caribbean, School of Medicine in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree.

Next, he completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Yale University Hospitals in New Haven, Connecticut and the Medical College of Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed his clinical Rheumatology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. He has been involved with multiple research projects while at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Shim’s primary medical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of autoimmune diseases. He has been working as a consultant at the National Institutes of Health and a clinical professor of Medicine at the George Washington University, School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Shim enjoys a variety of hobbies, including fine art, classical music, vocal jazz, traveling, hiking, camping, wilderness survival, rock climbing, swimming, and multiple expedition trips including those to Mountain Everest, Mountain Annapurna, and Mountain Rainer. He also has a passion for flying, and he is a private pilot trained in both airplanes and helicopters.

C.A.R.E. Institute

2727 W. Martin Luther King Blvd
Suite 530
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813-694-7598

Board Certified in Rheumatology