Dr. Ednea Simon, MD

Dr. Ednea Simon, MD

Epilepsy  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
I fell in love with neurology during medical school in Campinas, Brazil, where I began to understand how important our brain function is to coordinate our bodies, to give us consciousness and the ability to drive our life. I have a special interest in epilepsy, which comes from working with newborns and infants with infantile spasms and seizures. After I completed my residency in Brazil, I followed children with epilepsy during the first year of life. In 1994, after four years as a pediatric neurologist at the university hospital in Campinas, I came to the U.S. for further study about pediatric epilepsy. In particular, I wanted to learn about using PET scans to pinpoint the area where a patient's seizures originate. I met my husband here and decided to stay. We feel so fortunate to be raising our two daughters in Seattle, where we have access to all the city offers, while also being close to nature. Nature refreshes and empowers me. Our family loves hiking at Mt. Rainier and are working to reach Camp Muir one day. We love to travel around the U.S. and beyond. In fact, we have a goal to visit every national park in the U.S. I also enjoy cooking traditional Brazilian dishes like feijoada (a stew with meat and beans) and brigadeiro (a delicious sweet confection). If you ever travel to Brazil, you must try these specialties! I tell my children: You need your heart, but you also need your brain. So, exercise it to keep it healthy. Awards Best Teaching Award, Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle Magazine Top Doctor – 2013, 2014 and 2015 Seattle Met Top Doctor – 2013 and 2015

600 Broadway Ste 400

Seattle, WA 98122

Contact Information

(206) 215-1440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 14 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Simon

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Dr. Simon's Experience

Dr. Simon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Epilepsy
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Simon "I love working with children. They are fighters and bring so much hope to everyone around them. I believe in partnering with parents to provide their children with tools to succeed. These tools might be medications and therapies for pediatric neurological conditions. But, most important of all: hope and love."


Read More


  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Benign Familial Infantile Epilepsy
  • Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Dysgenesis - Neuropathy - Ichthyosis - Palmoplantar Keratoderma Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Channelopathy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Dementia
  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Ear Disorders
  • Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • Myoclonus
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stroke
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis


Read More


  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurological Testing
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • State U Campinas Sch Med
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Pediatric Neurology-Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Pediatric Neurology-University Of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Pediatrics-Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Clinical Neurophysiology, University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Children's Hospital Of Michigan, Wayne State University
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • Teaching Scholars Program-University Of Washington
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Simon does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Simon and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Simon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simon to family and friends
based on 59 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Simon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Seattle, WA |
My experience here was fantastic and the hospitality is great. I would recommend frI ends this place.
in Seattle, WA |
She is awesome and answered all my questions. Stayed to see us when we were late.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr Simon is great, she answers all my questions and is very informative on my options as a parent.
in Seattle, WA |
I would highly recommend dr.simon. She really goes out of her way to help you or your child with there needs, not to mention she is followed by a amazing staff. That do whatever it take two insure you have great visit. They are very quick about all there referrals and faxing. I would highly suggest.
in Seattle, WA |
From the very first meeting with Dr. Simon we felt confident in her experience and expertise. She was calm, friendly, and answered all our questions even taking extra time with us. We really enjoy having her as our son's neurologist. She takes our concerns seriously and really listens to us. We give her 5 stars!!!
in Seattle, WA |
Excellent doctor! Caring, compassionate and thorough. She addresses all of our questions and concerns. Our daughter loves Dr. Simon!
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Simon has been extremely helpful during our entire experience.
in Seattle, WA |
We are so thankful for Dr Simon and the team at Swedish.
in Seattle, WA |
Great doctor, very patient and wonderful with kids.
in Seattle, WA |
She is always interested and ready to listen. She demonstrates patience and caring.
in Seattle, WA |
This doctor is so awesome. She treats us like family. She found medical things with my son no other Doctor could find we love.
in Seattle, WA |
She is amazing and so caring. I love her.
in Seattle, WA |
She is a great doctor and treats me very well.
in Seattle, WA |
Thorough and kind!
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Simon is a greAT DR, I would highly recommend her.
in Seattle, WA |
I appreciate how thorough Dr. Simon is and how she is compassionate in her care of our daughter.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr Simon and her staff have been very helpful and professional. 'You guys are the best'
in Seattle, WA |
The staff is always great to deal with and very helpful.
in Seattle, WA |
Mu buena doctora.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Simon is amazing! She is thorough, kind and explains things in a way that both my daughter and I understand.
in Lynnwood, WA |
Dr. Simon has a phenomenal ability to detect and diagnose issues that other doctors miss. I would highly recommend her since you would not want to put your child's life in others hands.
Have you seen Dr. Ednea Simon, MD?
Are you Dr. Simon?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Simon

Not Accepting New Patients
Dr. Simon accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Simon has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds Campus
21601 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026
View Hospital Profile
Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Pediatric Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology
Adult Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology