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 Magical Beginnings.
He is the author of many popular wellness books, most recently, The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, co-authored with Chopra.