Simons served as a university and team physician for the University of Notre Dame. Now practicing at the Sports Medicine Institute Clinic at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Simons continues to be passionate about every aspect of sports medical care.
The highlight of his Culver visit will be a 30-minute session with all fall, winter, and spring student-athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers in Eppley Auditorium. He will discuss the advantages of multi-sport participation. The presentation will be streamed live and parents are encouraged to watch online via High School Cube. The presentation will run from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday and will be available for replay at the viewer’s convenience.
Considered one of the top orthopedic professionals in the nation, Simons is involved in the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is a volunteer physician for the United States Olympic Committee and served as an athlete physician at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, 2003 Pan American Games, and 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. He also serves as the Chairman of the Indiana State Medical Society’s Commission on Sports Medicine. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
He also serves as co-director of the South Bend Sports Medicine Fellowship. The program accepts two graduates from a family practice residency each year to learn about every aspect of primary sports medicine care. The University of Notre Dame has joined in the education of these physicians by allowing them to work with doctors and athletes at the university.