Dr. Robert M. Simon completed his training in 1988 at New York University Medical Center in New York City at the prestigious Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, home to innovations and advances that have set the standard in rehabilitation care for every stage of life and every phase of recovery. During his residency, he studied with Hans Kraus, M.D., who is considered the “father of sports medicine.”
Dr. Simon was born in The Bronx, NY and attended both high school and college in New York City. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY in 1984.
He was attending physician at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, and for The Miller Institute for the Performing Arts. He was also Associate Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. In addition, he was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai. His current academic appointment is Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Medical College, since 2000.
Dr. Simon treats conditions related to the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems including, but not limited to, arthritic conditions, peripheral nerve and joint injuries, post-traumatic disorders, chronic neck and back pain, and various painful conditions affecting bones, muscles and peripheral nerves.
He has a particular interest in disorders affecting the spine, overuse/repetitive motion injuries, and sports-related injuries. He performs electrodiagnostic testing for peripheral nervous system disorders, and a variety of peripheral joint, peripheral nerve, spinal and orthopedic joint injections for pain control.
Dr. Simon’s goal is to provide personal care on an individualized basis. He has lectured extensively and is an accomplished author in his field.