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Professional Summary

Journalism — Simar enjoys writing about medical mysteries, the fallacy of scientific progressivism, and the history behind current events in healthcare. Topics of current interest include trauma surgery, mobile cancer screening, the tobacco endgame, and regimes of global health. Simar is a contributor to The Atlantic, TIME, Washington Post, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American, WIRED, Slate, STAT, and more.

Research — Simar conducts research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine. His interests span a number of interests, from cardiothoracic surgery education to oncological disparities to obesity pharmacotherapy to global health and health policy, but are all united by his commitment to combating health disparities. He has previously written for The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, American Journal of Public Health, and more.

Education — Simar hosts That Medic Podcast, interviewing guests, such as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Director of the National Eye Institute, President of the American Heart Association, and CEO of Houston Methodist. Simar also leads the World Pre-Health Conference, developing programming for 2500+ students from 100+ countries across the world. Simar also mentors over 25 high school and undergraduate students.

Health Policy — Simar served as an intern in the Office of Minority Health in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and was chair of the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Health Policy Program. Some accomplishments include conducting research for the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, writing lung cancer awareness resolutions passed by the U.S. Senate, and developing language and environmental health guides for CMS.
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