Harry D. Simmons Jr., MD, PhD

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Title: Medical Director
Company: Center for Integrated Therapies
Location: Lakewood, Ohio, United States

Harry Simmons, Medical Director at the Center for Integrated Therapies, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology.

Proficient in the areas of integrative medicine and its application to general wellness, Dr. Simmons has had more than 60 years of medical and scientific experience to his credit. He has worked as medical director for the Center for Integrated Therapies, of CFIT (2003-present) and New Hope Alternative Therapy Research (1997-2002), both in Cleveland, OH. He works with professional therapists to provide individualized treatment regimens for clients, providing massage, acupuncture, counseling and nutritional guidance for people with pain or other ongoing symptoms. He has enjoyed living in Lakewood, OH, since 2000.

Believing that he would pursue a career in science since high school, Dr. Simmons attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (1955-60), earning a BS in chemistry. He then attended MIT, Cambridge, MA, earning a PhD in chemistry in 1966. He then worked at the Technical University of Munich, as NSF Research Fellow (1967-8). He was offered a job as an evening shift clinical laboratory supervisor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY, where he became aware of the correlation of requests for analysis with doctors’ diagnoses of their patient’s symptoms. Fascinated by this, he went on to obtain an MD degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, also in Brooklyn, in 1977.

He was a resident at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA (1977-81), a research fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (1981-5), and a pathology resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY (1985-7) and at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY (1987-91). He became a Board-Certified Anatomic Pathologist in 1991 by the American Boards of Pathology.

Dr. Simmons was a staff pathologist at the Huntington, WV Medical Center (1991-3) and at the Timken Mercy Medical Center in Canton, OH (1994-5). He was a medical editor at ProEd Communications in Beachwood, OH (1996-7).

He has participated in numerous professional activities and organizations, including the Community Advisory Board of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Case Western Reserve University (1997-present) in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Simmons has maintained membership in the American Medical Association, the College of American Pathologists and the Ohio State Medical Association. In 2013, he received the City of Cleveland LGBT Heritage Award for his contributions to the health and wellness of the community, presented on behalf of the Cleveland City Council.

Dr. Simmons has been included in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and the 57th and 58th Editions of Who’s Who in America.

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