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Peter Simone, MD, PhD

Dr. Peter Simone is a graduate of Rockhurst University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry; and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he was a member of the MD-PhD Scholars Program and graduated with a PhD in cancer research and MD with distinction. He completed his internal medicine residency at Florida Atlantic University, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of South Carolina. He served as Academic Chief Resident during his final year.

His academic writing and research has been widely published, and he regularly presents research. During his PhD, he studied the molecular nano-structure of several proteins, including the mutation of an enzyme that removes certain toxic chemicals from cells. The mutation has been implicated in adverse reactions to several medications.

When Dr. Simone isn’t working or researching, he enjoys listening to, playing and composing music; literature; film; mathematics, home repair; spending time with his wife, two daughters and dog; and travel.

Education + Training

College: Rockhurst University

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency: Florida Atlantic University (Internal Medicine), Prisma Health–Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia (Ophthalmology)

Board Certifications:
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Hospital Appointments:
Nebraska Methodist
Falls City Community Medical Center

Nominee, Inaugural year of the Prisma Health-Midlands
Resident award, Outstanding Ethics in Practice
American Institute of Chemists Foundation student award
Phi Lambda Upsilon honorary chemical society
American Institute of Chemists award

Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society
American Academy of Ophthalmology

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