Following scientific research in kidney biology and pathobiology, Dr. Herold Simon presented some of his studies to the National Kidney Foundation in 1992. The experiment that revealed a dynamic creation of water channels, enabling water re-absorption by the kidneys, persuaded the Foundation to award him during its annual scientific ceremony. A year later, Dr. Simon published his first major, scientific, research article in the American Journal of Physiology. Following the publication of a series of other scientific and clinical articles, Dr. Simon was among the molecular biologists who attempted to depict the molecular anatomy of hypertension.
Dr. Simon was recently the Associate Medical Director at Doctors On Call. In a short period of time, he ensured that the institution gained NCQA recognition for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) at level 3, the highest rank.
Until October 2013, Dr. Simon was the Medical Director at East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center (ENYD&TC), a sister facility to Kings County Hospital Center and one of twenty one facilities under the umbrella of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). His responsibilities include policy-making, facility-wide planning, staff supervision and quality management; however, he sees his most important role as a clinician and an advocate for the medically-underserved and the financially-challenged communities that he serves. Working with a very capable team at ENYD&TC, Dr. Simon was able to pilot, in 2008, the new HHC Diabetes Guidelines and revealed that a treatment algorithm coupled with nurse care-management can rapidly improve diabetes care. Consequently, the HHC leadership mandated the use of the guidelines by all HHC facilities. Dr. Simon was a leading figure in the implementation of Managed Care, Communicare and Rapid HIV Testing within HHC. He recently assisted ENYD&TC, as clinical leader, to be recognized by NCQA for Patient Centered Medical Home designation at level 3.
In 2002, Dr. Simon was instrumental in the creation of a kidney clinic at Kings County Hospital Center where, initially, he was the sole attending, providing patient care and education to nephrologists in training. He also held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY/HSCB/Downstate. In addition to his post as Vice President for Downstate Enterprises, Inc., Dr. Simon has steadily maintained a private practice in Brooklyn since 1996, providing care in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Among others, Dr. Simon had also served as a member of the ADAP Clinical Subcommittee of the Advisory Council for the AIDS Institute and advisor to the Collegiate Science and Technology Program for the Borough of Manhattan Community College. For his humble service, he has received more than twenty prestigious awards.
In 1984, while in medical school, Dr. Simon envisioned and secured the foundation of Aesclepius Medical Society (AMS), a not-for-profit 501(C3) organization which provides health care education to underserved communities and help Foreign Medical Graduates prepare for their performance and licensing exams. The organization has upheld its mission and vision by successfully coaching many clinicians who, in turn, sustain AMS' efforts, in consistently responding to the needs of the communities that we aspire to attend to. In the common struggle against AIDS, Dr. Simon worked diligently with AMS leadership and secured an educational grant from CDC. It was the first of its kind for Caribbean immigrants living in the East Coast of the United States. Along with AMS, He was also was among the first responders who provided emergent and urgent care to individuals in need following the massive earthquake that caused a lot of harm and suffering in Haiti. In 2010 alone, 20 successful missions were completed. It presently follows a disaster plan to serve Haiti when natural disasters arise.
Dr. Herold Simon was born in Port-au Prince, Haiti. He migrated to New York in 1974 and attended City College of New York where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. He received training in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Hospital Center and completed a fellowship in Nephrology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Simon is a published poet and photographer. He remains foremost a student of art and science, a caring and dedicated clinician.
- Brooklyn BoroughPresident Eric Adams Leadership award
- HABNET Distinguished Health Service Award
- New York City Council Community Service Award
- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano Community Service Citation
- Congressman Edolphus Towns Congressional Citation
International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries & United African Congress Outstanding professional dedication and commitment award
- Greater New York Hospital Association Haiti Heroes Award
- Congresswoman Yvette Clark Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
- NYS Senator Eric Adams Proclamation for exemplary service
- Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Citation for outstanding achievement in medicine
- NYS Senator Eugene Mathieu Proclamation for outstanding community service
- Susan Smith McKinney Auxiliary Excellence in Leadership Award
- Committed Citizens for Youth Education and Health, Inc. Special Education Award
- The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Man of Distinction Award
- The Wesley McDonald Holder Democratic Club Distinguished Health Service Award
- East New York D&TC Auxiliary Community Service Award
- Aesclepius Medical Society, Inc.
- Decade of Total Commitment Award
- New York Society of Nephrology
- National Kidney Foundation Research
|Professional Society Memberships:|
|1984 - Present
|Aesclepius Medical Society, Inc. (AMS)
Chairman, Board of Directors, 1996
Director of Medical Education, 1991-1995
President, 1990 and 1991
Acting President, 1989 and 1990
Founder (1984) and Member
|Lecture Series for Aesclepius Medical Society:|
|1991 - Present||Mechanism of disease|
|Simon H., Gao Y., Franki N, and Hays R.M.: Vasopressin depolymerizes apical f-actin in rat inner medullary collecting duct. American J. of Physiology 265 (cell Physiol.34):C757-C762, 1993.|
|Hays R.M., Condeelis J., GaoY., Simon H., Ding G. and Franki N. The effect of vasopressin on the cytoskeleton of the epithelial cell. Pediatric Nephrology 7:672-679, 1993.|
|Hayes R.M., Franki N., Simon, H. and Gao Y. Antidiuretic Hormone and exocytosis: Lessons from neurosecretion. American J. of Physiology 267 (cell physiol.36): C1507-C1524, 1994.|
|Gao Y., Cammer M., Franki N., Simon H., Corey H., Barac-Nieto M. and Hays R.M. Confocal microscopy of thick sections of renal cortex and medulla. American Society of Nephrology 25th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Baltimore, Maryland, November 1992.|
|Simon H., Arteriolar hypertension: The molecular story. Journal of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad 1:1:29-32, May 1997.
Many website articles over the last 9 years. Among the most recent ones-- Health Care System in Haiti: The Role of the Clinical Community Practicing Abroad .