James A Simon, M.D.


Languages: English, Spanish


Gynecology, Obstetrics


James Simon, MD

Appointment Phone: 202-293-1000
1850 M Street NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036 map
Phone: 202-293-1000 | Fax: 202-463-6150


Dr. James A. Simon is an obstetrician and gynecologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as a clinical professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He practices out of Women’s Health & Research Consultants in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Simon provides care for women across the reproductive life cycle, from adolescence to childbirth, and through the menopause transition. 

Dr. Simon earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University and his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at George Washington University Hospital, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology and infertility at UCLA Medical Center. 

Dr. Simon is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is the president-elect and a Board of Directors member of the International Society for Study of Women’s Sexual Health and was previously the president of the North American Menopause Society and the Washington Gynecological Society. He was also previously a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and the American Society of Breast Disease.

Dr. Simon has been named a Top Washington Physician; one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists; a Super Doctor of Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Northern Virginia; and one of The Best Doctors in America. He has also earned the Doctor’s Choice Award for Washington, D.C. and the Leon Speroff Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Simon has contributed to over 550 publications, including peer reviewed articles, book chapters, textbooks and abstracts. Dr. Simon’s research interests include clinical management of peri- and postmenopausal women, female sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, clinical densitometry, contraception and reproductive endocrinology. His research has been supported by over 340 research grants and scholarships from a wide range of sponsors, including the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the Heinz Foundation and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Departments / Divisions

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD; Rush Medical College (1978)


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology; The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (1982)


  • Reproductive Endocrinology; Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1984)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology) (1985)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology) (1988)

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