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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6771
Desk:
216.445.4897
Fax:
216.444.9378
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Nephrology
  • Urine Protein Test
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alport Syndrome
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Renal Artery Disease
View all 7 Specialties +
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Baldwin Wallace College
Healthcare Management
Berea, OH USA
2019

Graduate School - Baldwin Wallace University
Healthcare
Berea, OH USA
2019

Fellowship - Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Nephrology
Washington, DC USA
2004

Residency - Brooke Army Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Fort Sam Houston, TX USA
2001

Medical Education - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
MD
Chicago, IL USA
1998

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biomedical Engineering
Troy, NY USA
1994

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Specialty Interests

Chronic kidney disease, nephrolithiasis, renal artery stenosis, glomerulonephritis, Alport syndrome, Atypical HUS

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Simon, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/28/2021, Dr. Simon has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Simon receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

59 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Simon listened to my concerns and didn't try to rush our appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr. Simon always answers all my questions and considers my opinion regarding treatment plans.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Excellant doctor

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

All employees in the medical center were polite and helpful in navigating such a large facility. My doctor is professional, knowledgeable, polite . Everything concerning my visit is explained and I'm comfortable having Dr. Simon on my team

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Simon is an amazing doctor and I have been with him for the last 8 years, I am not sure I would trust another physician as much as I have with him. He is always looking for new treatments and everything and anything that will help my disease.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Simon is very responsive on Mychart. When he needs to get in touch with me, does so immediately by phone in person or through assistant. He is thorough and knowledgeable. My condition has improved a little based on his recommendation for a prescription change. Dr. Simon explains everything, is direct, but very kind and polite.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Simon wrote a letter explaining his diagnosis, so that I could provide it to my health insurance company. This gesture exceeded my expectations, and it was very helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr Simon is a great doctor. He knows his stuff and very thorough. Explains everything well to you.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Simon is very efficient.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr Simon is very knowledgeable and explained everything. Also let us ask questions to help get us the best care.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Simon is a brilliant specialist he also is so caring and thoughtful of his patients health concerns. I have been been chronically I'll for 11years and he has been the only Dr to coming up with some solid solutions. I am so grateful for him.

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