Executive and Continuing Professional Education

Donald C. Simonson, MD, MBA, MPH, ScD

Lecturer on Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Simonson is a member of the Section of Diabetes and Metabolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his BA degree in 1974 and his MD degree in 1978, both from Yale University. After an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, he returned to Yale in 1980 for a postdoctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He joined the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine in 1983 to pursue his research interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes. In 1987 he became Head of the Section on Clinical Physiology at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and in 1992 was named Chief of Diabetes and Metabolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While on a recent sabbatical, he received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, an MPH in Health Policy and Management and an ScM. in Epidemiology from Harvard.

Dr. Simonson has authored over 100 scientific publications on clinical pathophysiology, complications, and new forms of treatment for diabetes and related metabolic disorders. After his recent training at MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard School of Public Health, he is pursuing new research interests in disease management, outcomes research and economics of health care. He is also actively involved in several professional organizations including membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and Fellowship in the American College of Physicians, and the American Diabetes Association.