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


Specialties and Expertise


  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Pathology

Personal Statement

I very happy to be a member of the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. I aim to provide high quality patient care while also helping to develop even bettercare approaches through incorporating modern technologies.


Dr. Simonson is a practicing hematopathologist, who joined Weill Cornell Medical College 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 biophysics techniques, and he was awarded a patent for developing a new algorithm for producing super-resolution fluorescence images. He went on to complete residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Washington, followed by Hematopathology fellowship training. Dr. Simonson completed an additional research year in Hematopathology where in his focus was on developing multiparameter fluorescence imaging in paraffin embedded tissue. He also developed, and continues to develop, automated analysis techniques using statistical approaches and machine learning for interpretation of flow cytometry data.


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

  • 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 - POS
  • 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 - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments