Simon, George R.

Simon, George R

George R. Simon is a board-certified medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine physician recognized as an expert in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  • Serves as center’s assistant director of Clinical Investigation and leads school’s Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE) in Tobacco Related Malignancy Research.
  • Recognizes the urgency of improving cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment strategies.
  • Research energies are devoted to developing novel targeted agents for the treatment of mesothelioma and understanding glucose metabolism in tumors.
  • Responsible for developing new clinical trials and maximizing patient participation.
  • Authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Teaches at Medical University of South Carolina.
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians.
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists.
  • Listed as a Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” (2009-12) and a “Top Doctor for Cancer” (2009-12).


  • M.D. degree from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India.