David Simon, MD
David Simon, MD, is the cofounder, along with Deepak Chopra, MD, of the
Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, Calif. His personal mission is to
facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine.
Simon laid the foundation for his influence in the medical community through
his private practice in neurology and his roles as chief of staff and medical
director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Center and Clinical Neurophysiology
Laboratory at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital.
He is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health grant to study
mind-body medical approaches on health quality, and he 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, Simon continues to
research and develop clinical programs in mind-body medicine. He directs a
comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site seminars and workshops and a
worldwide educational outreach enterprise. Simon is the driving force behind
the development, training, and implementation of the Chopra Center's flagship
programs, including Journey Into Healing, Primordial Sound Meditation,
Seduction of Spirit, Creating Health, Return to Wholeness, Vital Energy, and
He is the author of many popular wellness books, most recently, The
Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, co-authored with Chopra.