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Simon, Naomi Michele, MD

  • Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Chief Medical Officer, Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program

617-726-8895

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Overview

Departments

Psychiatry

Clinical Interests
  • Complicated or prolonged grief
  • Anxiety disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

Dr. Naomi M. Simon, a board-certified psychiatrist, is Director of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. She is also Director of the Complicated Grief Program and Chief Medical Officer, Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base Program.

Dr. Simon received an MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed a medical internship and residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/ New York State Psychiatric Institute where she also served as Chief Resident. In addition, she completed fellowship training in consultation psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Simon's major clinical and research interests include initial and next step treatments for anxiety disorders, anxiety comorbid with mood disorders, complicated grief, and the biological impact of chronic stress due to these disorders. She has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous studies examining the phenomenology and treatment of panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Simon has participated as Principal Investigator, Project Director or Co-investigator on studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health examining treatment refractory panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, anxiety comorbidity in bipolar disorder (STEP-BD), and the impact of chronic stress and depression on cellular aging.

Dr. Simon is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She has authored over 60 original research papers appearing in peer-reviewed journals.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Please visit our websites to learn more about current research studies in Complicated Grief, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and Depression and aging:
http://www.bostongrief.com/
http://www.bostonsocialanxiety.com/
http://www2.massgeneral.org/allpsych/anxiety/Studies.asp
http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/psychiatry/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1132

Dr. Simon's major clinical and research interests include initial and next step treatments for anxiety disorders, anxiety comorbid with mood disorders, complicated grief, and the biological impact of chronic stress due to these disorders. She has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous studies examining the phenomenology and treatment of panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Simon has participated as Principal Investigator, Project Director or Co-investigator on studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health examining treatment refractory panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, anxiety comorbidity in bipolar disorder (STEP-BD), and the impact of chronic stress and depression on cellular aging.

Dr. Simon is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She has authored over 60 original research papers appearing in peer-reviewed journals.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Attorney General's Office partners with Home Base

    The Home Base Program, a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and the MGH, has launched a new set of online training offerings made possible by a competitive $1 million grant award from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Contact

Center for Anxiety and Stress Disorders
One Bowdoin Square
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2790
Phone 1: 617-726-8895
Phone 2: 617-726-7913
Fax: 617-643-0730
Red Sox Foundation and MGH Home Base
101 Merrimac Street
Suite 250
Boston, MA 02114-4799
Phone: 617-724-5202

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