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Published in This Week on May 27, 2013

Simeone joins surgery faculty

SimeoneDr. Alan Arthur Simeone, a board-certified thoracic surgeon, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of surgery. His particular area of interest will be the treatment of heart failure, including mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation, based on his extensive training and experience.

After receiving the B.S. from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1984, Simeone earned the M.D. at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, in 1993. He trained as an intern in the Department of Surgery at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., from 1993-94; as a resident in general surgery at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., from 1994-98; as a resident in thoracic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, from 1998-2001; as a fellow in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., from 2004-05; and as a fellow in cardiopulmonary transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., from 2009-10.

Simeone served as an attending surgeon, thoracic transplantation and circulatory support, in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center from 2010-12 and as an assistant professor and attending surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., from 2012-13.

He is the author or coauthor of a dozen articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and two book chapters.       

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