Shira S. Simon, MD

Shira S. Simon, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 2012
Internship:
Cambridge Health Alliance - 2013
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2016
Fellowships:
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

678 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is the best! She's so nice and friendly. Very good care giver. Explains everything and provides a thorough exam.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is exceptional in her care. She takes time to catch up with her patients on a personal level and explain all of her assessments clearly and professionally. I highly recommend her!

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon took my concerns very seriously and exceeded my expectations in every way. I feel that I am in the very best hands and trust that she cares for me and will not be satisfied until she finds an accurate diagnosis and care plan with the very best team for the most positive outcome.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and has a good bedside personality.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Kind, smart , caring and listens

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August 17, 2023

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Simon. I have a very complex case. Anytime I need to be seen urgently she makes time and has one of her nurses call me and get me right in and out on the schedule.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon’s genuineness is such a breath of fresh air. Compared to the majority country’s current medical machine. Thank you! I can go on, and on, and on!

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August 15, 2023

5.0

nice person

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Caring attention she provides.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

She is a rockstar

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is very knowledgeable and thorough. She takes time to listen and to explain rationale for her diagnostic and treatment decisions. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a Neuro-Ophthalmologist. She is the BEST!!!

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August 10, 2023

5.0

She would be an obvious asset to any patient who needs medical care.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

She's very thorough and I really like her demeanor. She's engaging and easy to talk to.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon treated me during some very difficult times. Honest disclosures and continued professional care.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is very good at what she does and when I first met her she made me feel comfortable and explained all that she was doing during the exam

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She communicates very well with me- the patient. I'm finding less of that in the medical field. She is very thorough and professional.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon and her team are amazing and super caring. Takes her time to listen and explains everything in details.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

My sight is improving.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is amazing. Brilliant and kind. She and her staff are appropriately thorough.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She listened to my issues and spent time explaining thoroughly with reasonable recommendations. I would highly recommend her.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Great patient skills!

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July 25, 2023

5.0

She is an awesome doctor and goes above and beyond for my care

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July 19, 2023

5.0

She’s a smart, kind, compassionate, and caring provider that makes me feel safe and cared for in my healthcare journey.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Understanding and nice.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

She is an excellent listener. Her demeanor is very caring. She doesn’t make you feel rushed. And she’s smart! Diagnosed what many other docs spanning 30 years were unable to.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr.Simon cares so much about her patients. She's so thoughtful and reassuring, easy to talk to and always answers my questions. She explains things in a way that I understands and always goes through my treatment plan with me in a way that makes me feel like I'm part of the process of getting better. She's always gone above and beyond answering my messages and calling me back when I've needed her. She's truly been the best doctor I've ever had and I'm so grateful to be under her care.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Takes time to explain everything. Listens to my input and takes into consideration

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Great doctor with a great personality.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Simon is very knowledge and thorough and seems to care about patient’s health concerns even beyond ophthalmology issues.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

She is an excellent doctor!

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is extraordinary! She is highly professional, skilled, kind, and patient. Her thoughtful approach and mindful examination made me feel at ease and confident. I highly recommend Dr. Simon, she is the best!!

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June 20, 2023

5.0

excellent care

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June 20, 2023

5.0

I would recommend her because of how she treats me as patient

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon continues to provide outstanding care. She takes the time to go through my results, answer my questions, and ensure I understand. I’m very grateful!

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Took the time to evaluate everything very thoroughly. She saw me so quickly and showed genuine concern about what was happening with my eye. She rearranged her schedule, consulted with colleagues to make sure no stone was unturned. Very kind, compassionate, friendly, knowledgeable, and sincere.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

I like her she's funny and nice

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Explains everything and asks questions that are relevant.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Thorough, thoughtful and caring.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Took the time to explain things. Also contacted another physician while I was to consult.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

This was my first time meeting her and I walked though treatment plan feeling very assured that I was in good hands. Her staff know how to do their job with grace and perfection.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

She is highly competent knowledgeable and personable, and is responsive to my concerns and questions.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Vary nice

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Goes the extra mile.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

very personable, takes time to deal with your issues and answer all your questions. highly recommended and knowledgeable in her field.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon has valuable experience. She always explains my exam results clearly & carefully.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Shira S. Simon is very friendly and also respect you like you are a family member not a patient. I highly recommend her.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is thorough, answers all your questions and shows she cares about you.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable friendly open

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May 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is a wonderful doctor. You know that you are in great care. She also has a great staff supporting her.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Very personable and thorough

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Simon is a perfect blend of intelligence, professionalism, and compassion! She effectively listens until she’s sure she gets the whole picture. She stated that she’s available after the appointment for questions and I could tell she was sincere. (10 points out of 10).

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Shira Simon is the best! If you need a Neuro-Opthamologist- I am here to tell you to please make an appointment with her. Yes, she is smart AND kind! NW please keep her in your system.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

She is far and away the finest neuro-opthalmologist I've seen, and I've seen several. Highly skilled, knowledgable, personable, reassuring--everything I want and need in a physician.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Leaves no stone unturned in methodology and astuteness and consults well with my team of doctors .

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon’s expertise in the conjoined fields of neurology and ophthalmology is focused by her understanding and skill with patients in their situations of stress and anxiety. Her knowledge, clarity, and compassion for her patients is an embodiment and model for others who have taken on the work of extending healthier lives.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

I love how Dr. Simon is very personable and she takes time to make sure you understand and answer any questions you may have.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is unique to the physicans at Northwestern Medicine. She is highly qualified, & communicates in a clear, honest way. Her examination & that of her staff was very thorough. She confirmed the bad news but expanded on the good. Her knowledge is impressive. Dr. Simon's knowledge is impressive, with a personal style which I valued highly. I was also further referred to another opthalmalogist at NWMD, Dr. [] (sp?)

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is amazing! I had my first appointment with her today, and I am still in awe! She is knowledgeable, personable, and very caring/friendly. These are all qualities that I expect in a medical doctor. You can definitely tell that Dr. Simon loves what she does, and her care towards patients reflects that. I just cannot say enough good about her!

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April 20, 2023

5.0

She's truly amazing, caring, supportive, understanding

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She answered all my questions

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is a very knowledgeable and kind.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is extremely caring and leaves no stone unturned in methodology.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

She's compassionate and personable, and an impressive expert in her field who's gifted at relating complex concepts on a human level.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

I did recommend Dr. Simon to my friend. Dr. Simon realized that another specialty opthalmologist on staff at Northwestern was a better fit for my friend. My friend loved the Dr. that Dr. Simon recommended. My friend is so impressed that Dr. Simon listened and helped her find the perfect fit. She keeps telling me how lucky I am to have Dr. Simon as my Dr. And she keeps saying how lucky she is that Dr. Simon found her the perfect specialist.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Simon is so attentive to my vision care and is kind, patient and takes time to answer my questions.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

She showed care for me, my health, and my well-being.

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March 30, 2023

5.0

She is a pleasure to have as a Doctor

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is wonderful to deal with…knowledgeable and personable!

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Simon is attentive and thorough. She is always looking out for my best interests and is so thoughtful. I really appreciate her.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon has treated my condition, gave me the knowledge I needed to be informed and has lead me on a path to healing my eyes. I am grateful.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Shira S Simon, was very impressive by her skills by her knowledge by her professionalism by her compassion, and most of all by her kindness

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March 21, 2023

5.0

She’s THE best, to say the least

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Very nice and smart.

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March 13, 2023

5.0

She goes above and beyond to help me with the issues I have with my vision

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March 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is the absolute best. She is thorough, thoughtful, collaborative and kind.

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March 04, 2023

5.0

I love Sr. Simon. She is great at her craft, has a well-trained team that inspires confidence, and a she is a warm, lovely person, too.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

She’s fabulous. The end.

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March 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is excellent in all phases of her work and has great knowledge.

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February 17, 2023

5.0

She is compassionate, excellent knowledge and great bedside manner!

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly

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February 14, 2023

5.0

She has always provided amazing care and made me feel like an individual that's heard, not just another number.

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February 12, 2023

5.0

I have never felt so cared for! The staff.. namely Dr Simon, provided care beyond my expectations! Northwestern Memorial is so very fortunate to have her as an employee!

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February 11, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and listen to me.

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February 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Simon is amazing! Personable and awesome

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Great knowledgeable doctor!

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Simon responded with Quick attention to my problem based on my call in. Once there, took time to explain all my tests and possible resolutions, very friendly and professional

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February 05, 2023

5.0

I repeat that she is a very caring person.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Shira Simon has made a profound impact on our lives and it is highly important to us to let you know this. Both my daughter and father are under her care relative to rare diseases, and the level of care received is so far and beyond that it is hard to put into words. How blessed and fortunate are we and all whom are under her care. She is highly skilled in her field. She is detailed and thorough and makes sure no stone is left unturned. She also gets other specialties involved as needed and follows closely to make sure the patient is receiving the utmost and proper care in every way for what is the best for each individual. She is an incredible person who cares deeply for her patients as if they were her own family. She is always thinking of others and what is best for them and treats all with a sense of urgency. She also contacts you directly to make sure you are okay and help relieve your mind on test results and to answer any questions. Her passion for her field is unsurpassed, and we so thankful she is sharing her gifts; she truly is a light for so many. Also, each and every person we have met who works for her also can't say enough about her and the person that she is. She has touched our lives immensely and we are forever grateful.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

She's simply the best.

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January 29, 2023

5.0

She is thorough & very personable.

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Trust

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January 18, 2023

5.0

DR Simon always listens too me and gives me advice on how to help.

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Disclosures

Shira S. Simon, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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