Simon J. Simonian, M.D., Sc.D., D.Sc. (Hon), FRCSE, FACS, FACPH


Dr. Simon John Simonian gratefully is a respected surgeon, scientist, educator, spiritual and evolutionary leader. He earned his BA, MA from Oxford University, MD London University and SM, ScD Harvard University. He lovingly served as Chief, Division of Immunology, Department of Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Surgery and Immunology, University of Chicago; Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Renal Transplantation, Hahnemann University; Chair, Department of Surgery, St. John Hospital Medical Center, Detroit; and President and CEO, Vein Institute, Washington, DC.  From 1951-2006, his research with his collaborators innovated six major medical fields: Production of the first freeze-dried, heat-stable sheep-pox vaccine with Dr. Leslie Collier, 1952, London University, used by the WHO, resulting in eradication of smallpox in 1977,  first disease eradicated; Discovery of rat immunogenetics, with Dr. Thomas J. Gill, III, 1968, Department of Pathology, Brigham, Harvard University; Production of IgG immunosuppression, with Dr. Joseph E. Murray resulting in  significant betterment in  unrelated donor kidney transplantation, 1970, Department of Surgery, Brigham, Harvard University; Covalent bonding of protein with a cytotoxic agent for future production of immunotherapy specifically targeting cancer cells, 1977, University of Chicago; and Establishment of Phlebology and Lymphology as new medical specialties, 1990-2006, Vein Institute. These innovations are relieving pain and suffering and saving eight million lives each year permanently. He is the co-author of more than 300 scientific research articles and two books.  He has served as President of the American Society of Lymphology.  Since 2009, he has served as a Quaker Director of the Interreligious Council of Southern California and Chaired the updating of its mission statement. Since 2009, he has lovingly served doing research for a one supranational world democratic government for harmony, justice and peace permanently; He has given speeches in USA and Europe; written an essay published in two newspapers; and is writing a book. He is a humbled and grateful elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Armenian National Academy of Sciences and an honorary member of the Ararat International Academy of Sciences, the German Forum of Phlebology and the Korean Society of Phlebology.


Dr. Simonian was a Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Gill in the Department

of Pathology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1965-1968.


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