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Barbara Simon

Barbara Simon, MD, FACE

Associate Professor

Department: Medicine: Division of Endocrinology

Specialties: Endocrinology and Metabolism


  • MD - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (2000)

Awards & Honors

  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)
  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2017-2018)
  • William Likoff Clinical Excellence Award (2014)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • The Endocrine Society
  • The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • The Philadelphia Endocrine Society

Barbara Simon, MD, FACE, is an endocrinologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. She is the section chief of the Division of Endocrinology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her interests include diabetes technology and intensive diabetes management, with a focus on patient education in diabetes management.

Clinical Services

Diabetes, Endocrinology, Diabetes - type 1 and type 2, Insulin management, intensive


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2003-2005)


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2001-2003)


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2000-2001)

Barbara Simon, MD, FACE, is an associate professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Endocrinology at Drexel University College of Medicine. She was program director of the Endocrinology Fellowship at Drexel. Dr. Simon serves on several committees, and was highly involved in quality improvement projects at Hahnemann University Hospital.

In the Media

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(April 26, 2017)

"Insulin Price Shock", January 3, 2016


Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Antidiabetic Therapy in End-Stage Renal Disease"
Boyle SM, Simon B, Kobrin SM
Semin Dial; 28(4):337-44. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12368 (Epub Apr 21, 2015), Jul-Aug 2015

"Management of Diabetes in Chronic Kidney Disease"
Ahmed Z, Simon B, Choudhury D
Postgraduate Medicine, 121 (3) 52-60, May 2009

"A Comparison of Glycemic Variability in CSII versus MDI Treated Patients using CGMS"
Simon B, Treat V, Marco C, Rosenberg D, Joseph J, Hipszer  B, Li Y, Chervoneva I, Padron
Massara L, Jabbour S
International Journal of Clinical Practice,
62 (12), 1858-1863, December

"Nonclassical Presentation of Pheochromocytoma: Difficulties in Diagnosis and Management of the Normotensive Patient"
Gonzalez A, Simon B
Endocrine Practice,
14 (4), 170-173, May-June 2008


Type 1 Diabetes in Adults
Simon, Barbara, Flood, Jeremy, Jabbour, Serge
Oxford University Press, Inc., Oxford American Endocrinology Library, New York: 2010