Dr Simoyan is the Medical Director of Research at Caron Treatment Center and a Professor in the department of psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. Prior to her current position, she was the associate medical director at Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center in Waverly, Pennsylvania, and the program director of Geisinger’s addiction medicine fellowship. She also held the rank of Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Epidemiology at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Dr Simoyan earned her medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine, after which she completed an internship in psychiatry/family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Western Psychiatric Institute. She completed her family medicine residency at the Penn State/Good Samaritan Hospital Family and Community Medicine Residency program.
Prior to her medical training, Dr Simoyan received a dental degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Dental Public Health and has contributed to international public health education as a Fulbright specialist in Nigeria and an Erasmus Mundus scholar in France and the U.K. She has also volunteered on medical mission projects in Nigeria and Haiti.
Dr Simoyan serves on the editorial board of Medical Education Online, an open access health education journal and was the Founding Editor-in -Chief of Black Diamonds, a literary journal.
A member of the American Medical Women Association’s music and medicine committee, Dr Simoyan has also curated a photographic exhibit featuring prominent women in medicine. She plays several musical instruments, and recently recorded an instrumental piano collection, Christmas Melodies. She has combined her interests in writing and photography in two photobooks, Scranton, A Place to Call Home and The Amazing World of Butterflies. *
She strongly believes in the need to transform the way we educate children and youth, with a focus on creativity, problem solving and integration of the arts and sciences.
Dr Simoyan’s scholarships and awards include the Emerging Leader award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium (2010) and the American Association of Medical College’s Herbert Nickens Faculty Fellowship (2012). She was recognized by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Women in Business in 2015 and she was a second prize winner in the State Department’s Citizen Diplomacy Challenge in the same year.
* available on Amazon.