Paul Dennis Simonson, M.D., Ph.D.
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Paul Dennis Simonson, M.D., Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

I enjoy being a member of the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine and the opportunity it gives me to serve others. I aim to provide high quality patient care while also improving care through research.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Pathology


Dr. Simonson is a practicing hematopathologist who joined Weill Cornell Medicine in July of 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. in the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His graduate work in Physics was focused primarily on single-molecule and super-resolution fluorescence imaging. He went on to complete residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Hematopathology at the University of Washington. Dr. Simonson completed an additional research year in Hematopathology wherein he focused on techniques in multiparametric imaging in tissue, and machine learning approaches to improve clinical flow cytometry.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

UIUC Thursh Award for outstanding medical student in pathology

Thomas Buetow Travel Award

Dr. David Morse and Mrs. Nancy Morse Scholarship

Roger E. Moe Fellowship

ACLPS Strandjord Young Investigator Award


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Pathologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2014
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • B.S., Utah State University, 2003


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported