A renowned facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Payman Simoni, M.D., pursued many years of training before opening his private practice in Beverly Hills, California, in 2007. Dr. Simoni studied biology and Jewish history and philosophy at Yeshiva University in New York. His outstanding academic performance earned him a Dr. Samuel Belkin Memorial Scholarship and kept him on the dean’s list throughout his undergraduate years. During his time in college, Dr. Simoni volunteered at LaGuardia Hospital (now known as Forest Hills Hospital) and served as Secretary and Vice President of Sephardic Club. In addition, he traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel, as a peace volunteer during the 1991 Gulf War. Yeshiva University awarded him a Bachelor’s degree in his double major in 1993.
Dr. Simoni proceeded to enter the medical school affiliated with Yeshiva University, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for his postgraduate studies. Dr. Simoni won admission to the Roth Institute Scholars Program; this opportunity is targeted specifically for students interested in biomedical research, and it provides 10 weeks of biology research study in a laboratory at the University. Dr. Simoni received his M.D. with research distinction in 1997, and he was selected for the National Institute of Neurology and Communicative Disorders Award that same year.
Dr. Simoni moved to Birmingham, where he accepted an internship in general surgery at the University of Alabama. He remained at the same institution for his residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. He also won a junior fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he eventually served as Chief Resident at the University of Alabama from 2000 to 2002. Subsequently, Dr. Payman Simoni chose to focus on the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery. He traveled across the U.S. to train with the top practitioners in the field, including Dr. Artemus Cox, Dr. Russell Kridel, and Dr. Luis Vasconez. Dr. Jeffrey Klein, the inventor of tumescent liposuction, also trained Dr. Simoni in the latest liposculpture techniques.
Double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Simoni possesses unrestricted licenses to practice in California and New York. He consults with patients at his bicoastal practice’s offices in Beverly Hills and Long Island.