Dr. Naomi M. Simon is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research Faculty Development and Mentorship, and Director of the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She is also a Senior Advisor to NYU’s Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Dr. Simon’s major clinical and research interests include optimizing initial and next step psychotherapy and medication treatments, and understanding the presentation and biological impact of trauma, loss, and anxiety disorders. She has over 20 years of experience conducting clinical and translational research in anxiety, depression, complicated grief and stress related disorders, including multiple clinical trials funded by the NIH and Department of Defense. She is the former Director of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and former Chief Medical Officer at Home Base. In this role, she guided development of a novel clinical care model and the Home Base Training Institute through a public private partnership with MGH and the Red Sox Foundation to address the unmet needs of returning veterans and their families impacted by deployment related stress, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury.
Background & Education
Dr. Simon is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a past Chair of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and currently serves as Deputy Editor of Depression and Anxiety. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School and completed a medical internship and residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/ New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she completed fellowship training in consultation psychiatry at MGH and has a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.