Josef B. Simon, MD
Specializing in Spine Surgery
Dr. Josef Simon is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon specializing in complex adult spine surgery.
Dr. Josef Simon received his medical degree from Harvard University Medical School. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program where he trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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Dr. Josef Simon received his medical degree from Harvard University Medical School. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program where he trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He then went on to complete a neurosurgical spine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital. His expertise include the treatment of a broad range of spinal disorders including stenosis, spondylolisthesis and other degenerative conditions using both minimally invasive and open techniques.
– Spine Surgery
New England Baptist Hospital Spine Fellowship with Dr. Eric Woodard, Boston, MA, 8/09 – 08/10
Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Boston, MA 7/05 – 6/09
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, MA
Completed PGY1 and PGY2, 7/03 – 6/05
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
M.D. New Pathways Program 6/03
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program, 6/98
B.A. International Relations and B.A. Fine Arts, 6/94
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Political Science Honors Society
Researcher – Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 6/00 – 9/00
- Studied the effects of estrogen, testosterone and vitamin D on osteogenesis in harvested human osteoblasts impregnated in three dimensional artificial bone matrices.
- Worked to elucidate ideal in vitro conditions for the promotion of osteogenesis in human bone marrow stromal cells.
Account Executive – Malchow Adams & Hussey, Washington, D.C., 2/94 -12/94 6/98 – 7/99
- Developed and implemented public education, fundraising and marketing strategies for non-profit organizations.
- Conceptualized and implemented award-winning fundraising strategies including an innovative program raising funds to provide meals to home-bound people with AIDS.
- Raised more than $1.5 million including $500,000 for basic science cancer research.
- Developed marketing strategies for network and public access television.
- Managed projects with multi-million dollar budgets.
- Supervised and trained junior staff.
- Award winner for fundraising and educational work on the Holocaust.
Lobbyist and Membership Director – Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways, Washington, D.C. 2/95 – 5/98
- Lobbied the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and Federal agencies to implement legislation to improve roadway safety.
- Defeated the efforts of industries with significantly greater resources in their attempts to reverse twenty years of improvements in highway safety.
- Worked with survivors of vehicle accidents and their families to develop lobbying and grass-roots organizing skills.
- Built coalition of public-interest groups, physicians and insurance companies.
- Developed political strategy and managed legislative campaigns regionally and nationally while supervising a staff of five lobbyists.
- Set record of profitability for membership fundraising program and diversified funding base in areas of private grants and public funding.
Freelance Researcher, Washington, D.C., 6/92 – 9/93
- Researched archival material for Mi Puerto Rico, a major PBS documentary examining the history of the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico.
- Assisted in the production of a national documentary on breast cancer.
Research & Publications
J. Simon, M. Harris, C. Bono, A. Kamuth. K. Wood.
Are “Normal” CT Scans Sufficient to Allow Collar Removal on the Trauma Patient. Accepted for publication. Podium Presentation at AAOS national meeting 2008.
M. Harris, J. Simon, Kolatkar, T. Thornhill, M. LeBoff, J. Glowacki.
Evaluation of Osteoporosis Care Pathways for Hospital Patients with Fragility Fractures: A Paradigm Shift. Accepted for publication.
M. Harris, W. Reichmann, C. Bono, K. Bouchard, K. Corbett, N. Warholic, J. Simon, L. Maciolek, P. Corsello, J. Katz.
Risk of Mortality In Elderly Patients After Cervical Spine Fractures. Accepted for publication.
K. Biese, S. Tibbetts, D. Egan, M. McLachlan, J. Simon.
Use Of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)To Enhance Patient Safety Through Optimization of ED Patient Pass- Offs. Poster Presentation Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.
J. Simon, D. Golan. Chapter 1:
Drug Receptor Interactions. In: Principles of Pharmacology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
J. Simon, M. Leboff, J. Wright, J. Glowacki.
Vitamin D and Fractures in the Elderly, The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging.
J. Simon, J. Liebermann.
Fractures of the Adult Distal Radius
J. Simon, M. Brauning, A. Goldberger. Case 125:
73-year-old Woman Presenting with Dyspnea