David Simon, M.D. is a board certified neurologist and pioneer in the medical field. Dr. David Simon‘s personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st Century. Since he began his association with Deepak Chopra, M.D. in the 1980’s, Dr. Simon has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic healthcare practices, specifically Ayurveda–the 5,000-year-old healing tradition of India. As Medical Director of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, Dr. Simon is dedicated to catalyzing the evolution of the prevailing health care system to a “healing system” that encompasses the emotional, spiritual, and physical health of the individual.
Dr. David Simon‘s prolific program development, writing, and research are changing the landscape of health care for professionals and consumers alike. Dr. Simon‘s far-reaching endeavors have resulted in the training of thousands of physicians, nurses, healthcare providers and educators in holistic healing approaches throughout the world. He is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health grant to study mind body medical approaches on health quality, and has created initiatives to bring integrated mind body medical programs to medical institutions, community health centers, and health resorts.
In his role as Medical Director for the Chopra Center, Dr. Simon continues to research and develop clinical programs in mind-body medicine. He directs a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site seminars and workshops, in addition to a worldwide educational outreach enterprise. Dr. Simon is the driving force behind the Chopra Center’s development, training, and implementation of Perfect Health, Journey into Healing, Primordial Sound Meditation, Seduction of Spirit, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Healing the Heart, the flagship programs of the Chopra Center.
Dr. David Simon is also an author of popular wellness books, the most recent being, The Ten Commitments: Translating Good Intentions into Great Choices, which reached Amazon’s top ten in its first month. Other books include Vital Energy, Wisdom of Healing, and Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer. He is also the co-author with Deepak Chopra of Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Grow Younger, Live Longer, Magical Beginnings Enchanted Lives: a Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, the Chopra Center Cookbook.
Dr. David Simon is a sought after expert resource for the media and keynote speaker for organizations such as the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, California Medical Association and academic institutions such as Tufts University and Tulane University.
Dr. David Simon began his influential career in private practice in neurology, and with his roles as Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Center and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, an affiliate of the Sharp Healthcare system, the largest in Southern California. He is a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California and supervises medical students rotating through the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in San Diego.