Department Nephrology and Hypertension
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

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
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC USA

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

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

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biomedical Engineering
Troy, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/11/2019, 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

57 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Simon involved himself very quickly in a situation that needed attention.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

dr Simon was attentive precise with explanations and thorough with his questions and exam. I was at ease communicating with him. he was polite and courteous. I felt very comfortable in his care assessment thus far and his expertise in his field.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I absolutely love Dr. Simon. I live 3-4 hrs. away but I have no problem making the drive to see him. He has always treated me and my fiance Amazingly. He doesn't rush us and he listens to every concern and questions I have.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr Simon is in my my opinion what every doctor should aspire to become as a professional He was confident but not arrogant He put me at ease explaining to me what he observed about my condition and his plan for my care In my opinion he is a gold doctor I feel fortunate to having him as my doctor

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Appt was on-time.....Dr. Simon was thorough, reviewed medications with me, answered questions and provided information about managing my hypertension.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

It was a very pleasant experience. Dr Simon was very informative. He ordered tests and made me feel like I had chosen the right doctor for me and my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr Simon answers my questions and shows concern about my health problems

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

I was very pleased with Dr. Simon throughness and caring. He had studied my history! Thaznks!!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

extraordinary service, Dr. Simon listens to every detail

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Lexie was incredible about getting back to me and scheduling my appt right away. Dr Simon was caring and compassionate about finding a solution for my blood pressure problem and encouraged me to stay in touch and follow up. I couldn't be happier with the level of service.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr. Simon was very thorough and caring. He shared information in a user friendly fashion. He was great.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Dr. Simon was great; easy to understand; good listener; friendly; professional.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I am able to get in with Dr. Simon as I need to, the other providers in primary care at Avon/ Avon Lake town center are horribale to get in with- and never have openings.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

I like that my provider is accessible through My Charts emailing system. He responds very quickly to any email that I send

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