Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

Dr. Jerome B. Simon reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Simon is an internist with specialized training in gastroenterology at the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals in Kingston, Ontario. He is a professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine at Queen's University. In 2000 Dr. Simon received the Aesculapian Society Education Award, as he had in 1995 and 1999. In each year from 2001 through 2004 he received the Aesculapian Society Phase IIE Teaching Award. He has also received the Basmajian Award for his research.

Dr. Simon has served as a manuscript referee for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, JAMA, and the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology. He has been an active researcher and lecturer and is widely published in Canada and the United States.

Board Certifications

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada—1966
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine—1969
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)—1983
Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)—1986

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent
Food Allergies
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hiatal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Lactose Intolerance
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)
And numerous others


M.D.: Queen's University, Ontario, 1962
Rotating Intern: Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, 1962–1963
Junior Assistant and Senior Assistant Resident in Medicine: Montreal General Hospital, 1963–1965
Training Resident in Gastroenterology: Montreal General Hospital, 1965–1966
Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow: Liver Study Unit, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1966–1967
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Liver Study Unit, Yale University, 1967–1969

Academic Appointment

Professor emeritus, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 2005–present
Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1988–2005

Hospital Affiliations

Adjunct Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital, 2005–present
Adjunct Staff, Kingston General Hospital, 2005–present
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital, 1992–2005
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital, 1969–2005

Selected Publications

  1. Simon JB (2000). Screening colonoscopy: Is it time? Canadian Medical Association Journal, 163(10): 1277–1278.
  2. Simon JB (2000). The sections Approach to the patient with liver disease (including Clinical features of liver disease; Laboratory, radiologic, and histologic evaluation; and Clinical approach) and Drug-induced liver disease. In ABR Thomson, EA Shaffer, eds., First Principles of Gastroenterology, 4th ed., pp. 499–512, 549–554. Edmonton, AB: Astra.
  3. Simon JB (2006). Hepatic and biliary disorder chapters on Clinical features of liver disease; Hepatitis; Drugs and the liver; and Liver masses and granulomas. In MH Beers, R Berkow, eds., Merck Manual, 18th ed. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck.
  4. Simon JB (1998). Fecal occult blood testing: Clinical value and limitations. Gastroenterologist, 6(1): 66–78.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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