Michael Simons, M.D. ’84, a distinguished heart researcher and physician, has been named section chief of cardiovascular medicine at the School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Simons comes to Yale from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he served as chief of cardiology, director of the cardiovascular center and the angiogenesis research center, and on the medical center’s board of governors. He was also professor of medicine and of pharmacology and toxicology at Dartmouth Medical School. While at Dartmouth, Simons received the department of medicine’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Simons previously served as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and attending cardiologist at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was also director of Beth Israel’s coronary care unit.
Simons’ research interests include fibroblast growth factor signaling in the vascular system, regulation of arterial development, and branching and endothelial signaling.