Dr. Scott Simon was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political theory from Princeton University and his MD from University of Chicago. He completed his neurosurgical residency and endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After three years in Richmond, VA, Dr. Simon moved to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Penn State College of Medicine, the Chief of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, the Director of the Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship and Medical Co-Director of the Penn State Health Stroke Program. Dr. Simon is on the executive council of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation. He has sponsored research in computational modeling of ischemic stroke as well as the cellular mechanics of iron handling in cerebral hemorrhage.