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Liliana Simon, MS, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



110 S. Paca Street, 8th Floor, Suite 820

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Education and Training

Dr. Simon completed her Medical Degree and Pediatric Residency at the prestigious University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.  She completed a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship and served as Chief Fellow at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  She also completed a Pediatric Residency at Sainte-Justine Hospital at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, with a simultaneous Masters of Science in Epidemiology.


Dr. Simon was an assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine where she served as the Associate Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.  She was the Pediatric Representative of the Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Patient Safety Steering Committee and was the co-organizer of the First Patient Safety Workshop in Pediatrics.  Dr. Simon was a member of the Pediatric Ethics Committee, was the Physician Representative in the Hospital’s Family Advisory Council and was the Co-Director in the development of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Dr. Simon worked as an attending physician in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD where she remained involved in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement initiatives and committees. 

Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Dr. Simon has pursued her interest in Lactation and Breastfeeding Medicine.  She obtained her Lactation Consultant certification by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, became a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and serves as a Board Member for the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition and serves on the University of Maryland Medical Center Breastfeeding Best Practices Committee.

She speaks several languages, including Portuguese, French and Spanish and has practiced medicine in the United States, Canada and Brazil.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatric Intensive Care Lactation Breastfeeding Medicine

Highlighted Publications

L. Simon, F. Gauvin, D. Amre, P. Saint-Louis, J. Lacroix.  Procalcitonin and C-Reactive Protein as Markers of Bacterial Infection: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Clinical Infectious Disease 39:206-217, July 15th, 2004
K. Chambliss*, L. Simon*, I. Yuhanna, C. Mineo, P. Shaul.  Dissecting the Basis of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase by Estratiol: Role of ERα Domains with Known Nuclear Functions.  Molecular Endocrinology, 19:227-289, February 2005
L. Simon, P. Saint-Louis, D. Amre, J. Lacroix, F. Gauvin.  Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein as markers of bacterial infection in critically ill children at onset of systemic inflammatory response syndrome.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 9:407-413, 2008