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

Assistant 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 

307 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Did an amazing job

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March 23, 2022

5.0

First time worth Dr. Simon. Seems well versed, interested in myt issues and empathetic. Seems good rapport with her staff

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent! Very pleasantly surprised because she is not only superb in her field but an absolutely one of the nicest and kindest doctor I know. I can’t say nice or good enough words for Dr. Simon. I will always recommend her to others.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She is a excellent Dr, I don't know what I would do without her.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

She took time to explain my condition. I’ve been waiting for a year to meet someone willing to take time and explain things.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Highly likely. Dr. Simon takes the time to go over everything and explains everything clearly. Explains what she is doing and thinking and keeps you part of the decision making.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

I had consulted with several eye and neurological specialists about my condition prior to meeting Dr. Simon and the Northwestern team. Dr. Simon was the only physician I met able to accurately diagnose and set an appropriate and comprehensive plan for my successful treatment.

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March 13, 2022

5.0

Dr. Simon is very knowledgeable, personable!!!!

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February 27, 2022

5.0

She Absolutely Fantastical.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

She is by far one of, if not the best, doctor I’ve ever had. She’s smart — obviously. She’s kind. She’ll tells it like it is. She’s got the best “bedside” manner ever. Highly recommend. 10 out of 10.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Shira is amazing. She is smart, caring and patient. Would highly recommend.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She was extremely thorough and her explanations were easy to understand. She took the time to listen to our questions and theories as to reason for the visit, and it was an informative visit and conversation. And so nice and friendly.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Welcoming and very knowledgeable

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Nice and knowledgeable

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Simon is professional and has excellent listening skills. She is passionate about her work and provides clear and understanding responses to questions that I asked.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Simon was wonderful. She was kind, sweet and funny! I thoroughly enjoyed my time w her. She made me feel at ease and coordinated my visit w the neuro surgeon, which was a great help! 10 stars are not enough for her. She deserves 100 stars!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Very informative and thoughtful. She's the best

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Simon, MD is a good Ophthalmologist, and I was satisfied with my results.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She’s awesome- she looks at the total medical picture and puts a lot of thought into her exams and treatment plans

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Very personable and informative

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January 24, 2022

5.0

good

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Great communicator. Answered all my questions thoroughly and respectfully.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She is very positive and personable!

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Simon is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and efficient. She ordered more tests after the initial exam and reviewed the findings right after. She explained things clearly, took time answering questions. and developed a plan for next steps. I feel confident in her care.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

She’s very thorough and easy to talk to and to understand.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

She was very informative.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Great listener, shared a lot of knowledge, answered all questions. Excellent physician!! Very impressed!!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Smart, attentive, action oriented

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Very caring, deals with the problems at hand.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable doc with great "bedside" manner

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon was very kind and knowledgeable, I felt like she actually cared about me and would do everything she could to help me. One of the best doctors I've ever seen.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Very personable, felt very confident with her diagnosis due to her explanations and sharing of test results. Feel she really cares!!

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December 11, 2021

5.0

So smart and friendly.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon was personable and thorough in her explanation and examination.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Es toda una profesional y muy capaz.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

This was first visit. Dr. Simon and her staff made me feel comfortable and well take care of.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly, patient, kind, helpful.

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November 25, 2021

5.0

she would have my high and enthusiastic endorsement!

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon was very nice and helped me understand all the testing she and her staff did. I felt like she was giving me the best eye care possible. Thank you!!

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She is a caring and conscientious person and physician

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November 11, 2021

5.0

She was very personable, explained what she knew or didn't know about my condition and made sure I was able to get further diagnostics the next day since I was leaving the area in a few days.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is awesome. Her demeanor really helped ease my anxiety and I trust that I am safe in her care!

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is very thorough.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Smart, personable, explained everything, thorough, compassionate

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November 04, 2021

5.0

She’s awesome!! Gave great care and took time to answer my questions

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Simon is not only excellent at her examinations and diagnosis but is also very caring and personable

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon was very thorough and friendly, and did a good job addressing my many questions.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

She must be the best because she was the only neuro-opthlamologist recommended!

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October 28, 2021

5.0

She is the best.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is awesome. Takes time to explain everything.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor. She spends time with me, answering any questions, providing any recommendations. Is easy going and knowledgeable, makes me feel comfortable. I definitely will recommend Dr. Simon.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Wonderful People

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Asked very relevant questions and provided answers

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is personable, smart & overall has helped me the last few years with issues I have had due to my cancer treatments. She is more than accommodating and I appreciate her caring & knowledgeable care

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon took time to show me results of tests and explain how to follow with my medicines. She was willing to see me again if necessary after I was going go see another specialist.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is probably the best doctor I've ever had, and I've seen a lot of doctors over the past two years. She is very thorough and also personable. Nobody likes going to the doctor, but she makes the experience surprisingly enjoyable.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Thorough pleasant knowledge

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October 13, 2021

5.0

According to her peers in ophthalmology, and ratings by her patients, Dr Simon has an outstanding reputation. And I join them, in giving the doctor five stars. She is not only tops in expertise in her medical specialty but also, she (and her staff) provide first-rate attention to patient questions and concerns.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

She is the best!

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Outstanding interaction with patients. Bright, intelligent doctor.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

She is personable, knowledgeable, sensitive, proactive and smart.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

She's personable and easy to talk to!

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon was great, very thorough and friendly. I didn't feel rushed, and I felt she had a lot of empathy for my issues, which are kind of strange and not easy to quantify, other than that my peripheral vision seems to have gotten worse over the last few years.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, methodical, and caring.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon was so knowledgeable and she thoughtfully compared my recent scans with her test findings.I felt confident with her medical opinions and recommendations.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Great doctor and staff. Really care about my problem. Very competent.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

She is extremely competent and compassionate.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Wonderful, warm and very thorough… in my experience, one of the best MDs I’ve ever dealt with.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Passionate about eyes and great great energy. Just enjoyed my visit and care.

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Simon takes an interest in her patient and takes time to give explanations of her thinking and photos or scans of my eyes.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Super loved her vibes and professionalism

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is an excellent clinician, very thorough and gives clear explanations of what the evidence both shows and does not show. She's also very caring, interested in my overall health as well as my eyes. I continue to be impressed with the extensive amount of time she always spends making sure to answer my questions. I very, very highly recommend her.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explained everything

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September 14, 2021

5.0

She is the best!

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and personable

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Simon always takes time to talk to me and goes out of her way to make sure everything is on track with my continued care.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

She got right to the point and is moving forward. Pleasework on getting patients in sooner. Third time I tried to schedule an appointment with her and had to wait 3 to 4 months out.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and professional

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August 30, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough and works hard to find the best options for my care.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

She's very caring...

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August 25, 2021

5.0

She’s very personable and very detailed

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August 23, 2021

5.0

She was incredible. Felt very comfortable with her.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

In addition to being incredibly competent, she’s very warm, caring and engaging. Specific to my case, her ability to critically assess the inadequate work-up of another facility literally saved my life.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Very personable, very methodical. Explained everything as we went along.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

We have seen many eye doctors over the years and Dr. Simon is the most patient and thorough doctor my son has ever had. She listens to my sons concerns and answers questions. She doesn’t make you feel rushed. She is a doctor who goes above and beyond for her patients.

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August 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is patient, attentive and asked questions which showed me she genuinely cared and diagnosed and treated me in an integrative way. She also sent me a message the day my labs came back. Great personality and bedside manner.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is fantastic. She took her time to thoroughly review all of my concerns and address all my questions.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Simon is always friendly, helpful and caring. I am visually impaired and she treats me like any other person and I truly appreciate her demeanor and information.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Extremely professional

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August 05, 2021

5.0

I think the world of Dr. Simon. She is very approachable and compassionate. Dr. Simon shares her wealth of knowledge in layman's terms. Her support team emulates what she delivers so naturally.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

She is very personable and makes me feel like she cares about me.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Shira didn’t rush the appointment and listened to my history and concerns. I feel very confident in her.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

She was kind, professional, and thorough

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very through. Takes the tie to explain what treatment I have available to me and what I should consider.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

I feel that she really cares about me and my medical issues and provides excellent treatment. She is a great listener and very compassionate. Please keep Alexandra as her optical assistant. She is also excellent. They are a great team.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

courteous and professional

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July 31, 2021

5.0

She’s awesome

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, personable, thorough. She is a delightful person who cares about her patient.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Simon is very knowledgeable and a great caregiver she knows just what to say and the right things to do.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Explains everything in great detail great personality!

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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

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