While in Afghanistan in 2011 she served as the primary Neurology Consultant and in this capacity, Dr. Grimes oversaw standardization of care at concussion care centers. In 2004, Dr. Grimes served as a member of a Neurosurgical Team in Baghdad, Iraq, during the period that included both major battles in Fallujah. Additionally, during her 23 years as a medical doctor, she has held multiple appointments and academic posts including neurology consultant and assistant professor of Neurology at USUHS and at the University of Texas Health Sciences-San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Grimes graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and received her MD with honors from USUHS in 1990. She was commissioned as an Army officer. She completed residency trainings sequentially at National Naval Medical Center and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in both psychiatry and neurology and is board certified in both. Dr. Grimes has always had a desire to volunteer her services beginning in college where she tutored students with academic struggles thru honor societies outreach as well as assisting with Bread for the World. She was President of Biomedical Sciences Society at Texas A&M during her senior year of college. Dr. Grimes is active currently in youth ministries in her church in Maryland and while living in San Antonio, she served as the Coordinator for the Church Alter Guild.