Frank A. Simon, M.D. has been appointed to the position of Senior Scholar of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). Dr. Simon will assume his duties on January 2, 2007.
Dr. Simon comes to FAIMER with extensive experience as an author, educator, administrator, and physician. He has held several positions at the American Medical Association (AMA) including Director of the Division of Undergraduate Medical Education Policy and Standards, Director of the Division of Graduate Medical Education, and Secretary to the Council on Medical Education. He also served as Co-Secretary of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), sponsored by the AMA and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Prior to joining the AMA, Dr. Simon served as Vice Dean and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was responsible for all academic operations. He has also served in positions with the AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), and is Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Simon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Following his residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served two years as Chief of Pediatrics at Craig Air Force Base.
“FAIMER is pleased to have recruited Dr. Simon, and we believe that he will be an excellent addition to the staff in advancing FAIMER’s mission,” said James A. Hallock, M.D., Chair, FAIMER Board of Directors, and President and CEO, ECFMG.