Scott Simon

Scott L. Simon

Scott L. Simon, MD

MD, MPH

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About Me

Dr. Scott Simon is a board-certified neurosurgeon who provides compassionate care for the disorders of the brain, nerves and spine. Dr. Simon specializes in caring for spinal disorders, including scoliosis, as well as tumors of the brain and spine.

As the neurosurgical director of the Cyberknife radiosurgery program, Dr. Simon leads other expert specialists in the care of both cancerous and noncancerous tumors. Using the Cyberknife system, an image-guided robotic surgery system, Dr. Simon provides noninvasive treatment of tumors. This highly accurate and advanced system allows Dr. Simon to destroy tumor cells while leaving the surrounding healthy cells unharmed.

Dr. Simon completed a fellowship in spinal surgery and deformity at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. This focused training allows him to provide comprehensive neurological and orthopaedic treatments for scoliosis, spine fractures, and other spinal deformities in both children and adults.

Dr. Simon strives to deliver advanced surgical care to all his patients, helping them overcome illness and injury to lead healthy lives.

Languages

English

Special Interests

  • Scoliosis
  • Spine surgery
  • CyberKnife robotic surgery procedures

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Credentials

Medical School

UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship

Shriners Hospital for Children

Published Work

Simon SL, Betz RR. Spinal Cord Injury in Children Evaluation and Early Treatment Principles, in Kim, Betz (eds). Surgery of the Pediatric Spine. New York, Thieme, 2007.

Simon SL, Garg S, Burnett MG, Telfeian A, Dormans J, Sutton LN. The efficacy of prophylactic spinal fusion in the prevention of post-surgical spinal deformity in pediatric spinal cord tumors. Spine (in revision).

Chen HI, Heuer GG, Zaghloul K, Simon SL, Weigele JB, Grady MS. Lumbar vertebral hemangioma presenting with the acute onset of neurological symptoms. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Jul;7(1):80-5.

Whitmore RG, Simon SL, Hurst RW, Nisenbaum HL, Kasner SE, Zager EL. Bow hunter’s syndrome caused by accessory cervical ossification: posterolateral decompression and the use of intraoperative Doppler ultrasonography. Surg Neurol. 2007 Feb;67(2):169-71. Epub. 2006 Nov 3.

Simon S, Davis M, Odhner D, Udupa J, Winkelstein B. CT imaging techniques for describing motions of the cervicothoracic junction and cervical spine during flexion, extension, and cervical traction. Spine. 2006 Jan 1;31(1):44-50.

Simon SL, Douglas P, Baltuch GH Jaggi JL. Error Analysis of MRI and Leskell Stereotactic Frame Target Localization in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2005 Feb 4;83(1):1-5.

Jiamin Liu, Jayaram K Udupa, Punam K Saha, Dewey Odhner, Bruce E. Hirsch, Sorin Siegler, Scott Simon, Beth A. Winkelstein. Rigid Model-based 3D segmentation of the bones of joints in MR and CT image. SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, 2005.

Simon SL, Moonis G, Judkins AR, Scobie J, Burnett MG, Riina HA, Judy KD. Intracranial capillary hemangioma: case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 2005 Aug;64(2):154-9.

Kreiger PA, Okada Y, Simon S, Rorke LB, Louis DN, Golden, JA. Losses of chromosomes 1p and 19q are rare in pediatric oligodendrogliomas. Acta Neuropathologica. Acta Neuropathol (Berl). 2005 Mar 1.

Simon SL, Pahl MA, Marcotte PJ, Vaccaro AR, Grady MS: The management of infections involving the cervicothoracic junction. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2004 Sep;16(3):206-213.

Huang JH, Simon SL, Nagpal S, Nelson PT, Zager EL. Management of patients with schwannomatosis: Report of six cases and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 2004 Oct;62(4):353-61.

Moonis G, Hurst RW, Simon SL, Zager EL. Intradural venous varix: a rare cause of an intradural lumbar spine lesion. Spine. 2003 Oct 15;28(20): E430-2.

Simon SL, Telfeian A, Duhaime AC. Complications of Invasive Monitoring Used in Intractable Pediatric Epilepsy. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2003 Jan;38(1):47-52.

Moonis G, Granados A, Simon SL. Epidural hematoma as a complication of sphenoid sinusitis and epidural abscess. A case report and literature review. Clinical Imaging. 2002 Nov-Dec;26(6):382-5.

Simon SL, Abrahams JM, Rushton S, Grady MS. Case Report: Intramedullary injection of contrast into the cervical spinal cord. Spine. 2002;27(10): E274-277.

Schulman BJ, Loevner LA, Simon S. Imaging Corner: Vertebral osteonecrosis. Spine. 2000;25(18):2419-2420.

Phillips VL, Potter SJ, Simon SL. Special care units for Alzheimer’s patients: their role in the nursing home market. J Health Hum Serv Adm. 1998; 20(3):300-310

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • AANS Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • The Association for Ethics in Spine Surgery
  • The Cyberknife Society

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