Dr. Ednea Simon, MD

Dr. Ednea Simon, MD

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Epilepsy | Female | 57 years old

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Care Philosophy

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

Personal Bio

I fell in love with neurology during medical school in Campinas, Brazil, where I began to understand how important our...Read more

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Dr. Simon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simon to family and friends
4.5
based on 35 total surveys (15 with reviews)
Dr. Simon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (15)
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.
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Dr. Simon says...

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

Dr. Simon's Care Philosophy

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.

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
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Familial Infantile Epilepsy
  • Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Dysgenesis - Neuropathy - Ichthyosis - Palmoplantar Keratoderma Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Channelopathy
  • Dravet Syndrome
  • 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
  • Headache
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • Myoclonus
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Pediatric Neurology-Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas

    Completed in 1989

    Pediatric Neurology-University Of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital

    Completed in 2002

    Pediatrics-Universidade Estadual De Campinas, Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Clinical Neurophysiology, University Of Washington

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    State U Campinas Sch Med

    Graduated in 1983

  • Other Education
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Children's Hospital Of Michigan, Wayne State University

    Completed in 1999

    Teaching Scholars Program-University Of Washington

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

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Specialties

  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology

Procedures Performed

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