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Jonathan Simons
Jonathan Simons
Senior Advisor; President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation

Jonathan W. Simons is a senior advisor to the Milken Institute and a member of the board of directors of FasterCures. An internationally recognized physician-scientist, oncologist and acclaimed investigator in translational prostate cancer research, he is president and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, where he holds the David H. Koch chair. Prior to joining PCF in 2007, he was distinguished service professor of hematology and oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and professor of biomedical engineering and materials sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Simons is the founding director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta and co-director of the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at Emory and Georgia Tech.

Dr. Simons received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Before entering medical school, he was a Rotary International postgraduate fellow in the humanities at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and a Nuffield Foundation fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Simons completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School and his fellowship in medical oncology at Johns Hopkins. He has been a funded physician-scientist in prostate cancer by the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense, PCF and other agencies since 1990. He is also board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Illness as Economic Metaphor:
The First Rule, As Always, Is Do No Harm

Date: June 2009
Michael Milken and Jonathan Simons

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