Elise J. Simons M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Elise J. Simons M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
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  • English


  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health


Dr. Elise Simons specializes in the field of gynecologic oncology, providing comprehensive care, including surgery and chemotherapy, for women with gynecologic cancers. Dr. Simons has particular clinical interest in hereditary gynecologic cancer syndromes, management of uterine cancers, and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery. Her research interests include cancer epidemiology, health disparities, and clinical outcomes research in gynecologic cancers. She is also involved in clinical trials investigating novel treatments for cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary/fallopian tubes.

Dr. Simons received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She earned her M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Simons is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Gynecologic Oncology.

Prior to joining the staff at Northwest Hospital, Dr. Simons was on clinical faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine. In addition to her busy clinical practice there, she served as a mentor to medical students and residents receiving training in obstetrics and gynecology, and was also involved in clinical and translational research at the University of Utah.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strongly believe that fully informed patients are empowered to make healthcare decisions that are consistent with their values and wishes. Therefore, I feel my role as a physician is to act as an advisor equipped with expertise in the ever-evolving field of gynecologic cancer treatments. I feel extremely privileged to work with women as they navigate an often challenging diagnosis, and I take pride in being able to provide continuity of care between surgical treatment and additional treatments that may be needed, such as chemotherapy. In my career, I have been inspired by so many of the women I meet, and this is what brings me the most joy in my profession.

Clinical Interests

Hereditary gynecologic cancer syndromes; management of uterine cancers; minimally invasive surgical techniques including robotic surgery.

Research Interests

Clinical trials in gynecologic cancer treatment; cancer epidemiology; health disparities; clinical outcomes research in gynecologic cancers; phenotypic markers in ovarian cancer; immune regulation and ovarian cancer outcomes; disparities in robotic surgery for endometrial cancer.


Institution Credential Year
University of Rochester Internship
University of Rochester Residency
Stanford University Medical Center Fellowship
University of Utah School of Medicine Teaching Appointment
University of Washington - School of Medicine Medical Education 2007

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015