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Liliana Simon, MS, MD, IBCLC, FABM

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.

She is also a Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, being a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and an International Certified Lactation Consultant.


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 and is not a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. For many years she has been a member and served on the Board of Directors and as Vice-President of the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition.  She is also on the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build Breastfeeding knowledgeable Medical Systems and Communities.  She has lectured on Breastfeeding and Pediatric Critical Care in the U.S. and internationally and has written breastfeeding medicine protocols for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  She has been working with a team at the University of São Paulo and other groups in Brazil to help establish breastfeeding resources in that country.

She 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 and a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

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


A. Eglash, L. Simon. ABM Clinical Protocol #8: Human Milk Storage Information for Home Use for Full-Term Infants, Revised 2017. Breastfeeding Medicine, 12(7):390-395, 2017


Remy, J. Custer, J. Cappell, C. Foster, N. Garber, L. Walker, L. Simon and D. Bagdure. Pediatric Anti-N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: A Review with Pooled Analysis and Critical Care Emphasis. Front. Pediatr., 24 November 2017

Johnson, A. Eglash, K. Mitchell, K. Leeper, C. Smillie, L. Moore-Ostby, N. Manson, L. Simon. ABM Clinical Protocol #32: Management of Hyperlactation. Breastfeeding Medicine, 15(3):129-134, 2020

Bartick, M. T. Hernandez-Aguilar, N. Wight, K. Mitchell, L. Simon, L. Hanley, S. Meltzer-Brody, R. Lawrence. ABM Clinical Protocol #35: Supporting Breastfeeding During Maternal or Child Hospitalization.  Accepted for Publication - Breastfeeding Medicine, 16(9):664-674, 2021

Research Interests

Creating breastfeeding champions throughout the medical system.