Howard M Simon, MD

Howard M Simon, MD
Appointed 07/01/89
8141 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 492-5036

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery
  • Surgery - Community Campus: General Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1989, Trauma/Critical Care
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1984
  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1984

Clinical Interests

  • Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Trauma, Bariatric Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures

Research Interests

  • Bariatric trauma, hemorrhagic shock, ARDS

Specialties & Certification

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • Adenomatous Polyp of the Colon and Rectum
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Barretts Esophagitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problems


  • Adults


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

3/20/13 The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

9/9/12 Is bariatric surgery right for you?

1/8/12 What to expect from weight loss surgery

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