2019 MAA Distinguished Faculty Award - Jimmy L. Simon, MD
Jimmy L. Simon, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics, received the Distinguished Faculty Award. Throughout his long career, Simon has been dedicated to outstanding training and education and to providing the best pediatrics care.
After earning his MD from the University of California, San Francisco in 1955, Simon worked at academic medical centers in California, Oklahoma and Texas. He joined Wake Forest Baptist as chair of pediatrics in 1974 and was instrumental, along with Dr. Richard Janeway and the Brenner family, in establishing Brenner Children’s Hospital and in bringing a strong pediatrics education and clinical program to Winston-Salem. He retired in 1996 as chair and professor emeritus of pediatrics.