Jonathan W. Simons, M.D.

Medical Director and Chief Science Officer 
Marcus Foundation

Dr. Jonathan W. Simons* is a senior fellow with the Milken Institute and a member of the board of directors of FasterCures. An internationally recognized physician-scientist, oncologist and acclaimed investigator in translational research, he is the Medical Director and CSO at the Marcus Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Prior to this, he served as president and CEO for 14 years at the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) in Santa Monica, Calif. At PCF he led  teams of scientists to gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of 16 new therapies during his tenure.  

Before joining PCF in 2007, he was Distinguished Service Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Simons is the founding director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta , Georgia's first NCI designated cancer center, and was co-director of the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at Emory and Georgia Tech. 

Dr. Simons received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Before entering medical school, he was a Rotary International postgraduate fellow in the humanities at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and a Nuffield Foundation fellow in the department of biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Simons completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School and his fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins. He has been a funded physician-scientist in prostate cancer by the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense, PCF, and other biomedical research foundations since 1990. He is also board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. 

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