Contact: Marion Ciciarelli
Oswego Health is pleased to welcome general surgeon Howard Simon, MD, to its medical staff.
Dr. Simon has been delivering surgical care at Oswego Health’s surgery center since July and is now formally joining the providers at Oswego Health’s surgical services office in suite 1300 at the Fulton Medical Office Building.
Dr. Simon is an accomplished and well-known surgeon, with extensive surgical experience, who has provided surgical care in the Syracuse area hospitals for most of his career. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, as well as completed his surgical internship and residency there. His surgical trauma/critical care fellowship was completed at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn.
Following his fellowship training, Dr. Simon returned to the Syracuse area and developed the area’s first level one trauma center at Upstate Medical University, which he oversaw for 15 years. He would later become among the first in the area to study advanced laparoscopic techniques, performing the first laparoscopic splenectomy, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy, and gastric bypass in Syracuse. He led Upstate’s minimally invasive program for many years. In addition to introducing these cutting-edge care programs, he began Upstate’s bariatric surgery program and served as its director for 15 years.
Dr. Simon credits his family physician for piquing his interest in the medical field when he was five years old.
Along with his medical training, he has written multiple publications and is currently writing his third book, a historical novel on World War II.
Dr. Simon’s wife is an endocrinologist at the Syracuse VA Center and the Joslin Center. The couple has three grown daughters, one who is in her second year at Upstate Medical University.
To contact Dr. Simon for an appointment, community residents can call 315-592-3939.