Simon Robson, MB CHB

Simon Robson, MB CHB

Hepatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Simon Robson, MB CHB is a hepatology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Cape Town / Faculty Of Health Sciences and specializes in hepatology, transplant hepatology, and more.Read his story

110 Francis St Ste 8E

Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information

(617) 632-8623

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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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more than 99% of peers
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Iron Metabolism Disorders
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more than 96% of peers

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Simon Robson's bio

This content was provided by Simon Robson "Dr. Simon C. Robson MD, PhD, is a physician scientist in the Liver Center/GI and Transplant Institute at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University in Boston, where he served as Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is currently Director of Liver Research. He holds an academic chair at Harvard Medical School - Charlotte F. & Irving W. Rabb Professor of Medicine - and participates fully in academic life at Harvard, in education and committee work. He trained in Internal Medicine/Hepatology and Transplantation in South Africa, United Kingdom and the USA. He is a practicing hepatologist and internist in the Boston HMS teaching hospital system. His major area of basic science research involves purinergic signaling and ectonucleotidases, which are vascular, immune and hepatic sinusoidal cell expressed ecto enzymes that hydrolyze extracellular nucleotides to adenosine and derivatives. CD39 family members are crucial in modulating inflammation and immune responses in the liver and gastrointestinal tract and are highly relevant to the modulation of inflammatory responses and innate immunity in IBD and in liver disease/cancer. Select Honors: 1985-86; 93-95. MRC Career Advancement Award; MRC International Study Award 1990. Gold Medal. South African Immunology Society 1996.Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London 2008. Named lectures: Third Geoffrey Burnstock Lecture, Purines2008; Thirtieth Bernard Pimstone Lecture at University of Cape Town. 2010. Robert C. Moellering prize for excellence in research, teaching and clinical practice at Harvard Medical School 2012. Charlotte F. & Irving W. Rabb Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 2015. FRCP (Ireland) Hon. 2015, 16. BIDMC HMS Teaching Awards in Ambulatory Medicine (Specialist). 2015. TSANZ Visiting Professor to Australia (Immunology). 2016. Keystone Conference J5 – Purinergic Signalling – Organizer/Keynote Speaker. Publications: Over 400 papers and articles. Deaglio S, Dwyer KM, Gao W, Friedman D, Usheva A, Erat A, Chen JF, Enjyoji K, Linden J, Oukka M, Kuchroo VK, Strom TB, Robson SC. Adenosine generation by CD39 and CD73 on T regulatory cells mediates immune suppression. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2007 Jun 11;204(6):1257-65. PMCID: PMC2118603. MascanfroniID, Takenaka MC, Yeste A, Patel B, Wu Y, Kenison JE, Siddiqui S, Basso AS, Otterbein LE, Pardoll DM, Pan F, Priel A, Clish CB, Robson SC & Quintana FJ. Metabolic control of type 1 regulatory T cell differentiation by AHR and HIF1-α. Nat Med. 2015 Jun;21(6):638-46. doi: 10.1038/nm.3868. Epub 2015 May 25. Bai A, Moss A, Rothweiler S, Serena Longhi M, Wu Y, Junger WG, Robson SC. NAD(P)H oxidase-dependent CD39 expression by CD8( ) T cells modulates interferon gamma responses via generation of adenosine. Nat Commun. 2015 Nov 9. PMID: 26549640. Eltzschig H, Sitkovsky M, Robson SC. Purinergic signaling during inflammation. New England Journal of Medicine 2012 Dec 13;367(24):2322-33. PMCID: PMC3675791. CV available upon request."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Simon Robson "Dr. Simon Robson is at the Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which has brought together an exceptional team of multidisciplinary providers to offer personalized care and the most advanced treatment options to patients with all types of liver conditions and diseases."

3  Specialties

  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

51  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • University Of Cape Town / Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Cape Town / Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Addington Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Groote Schuur Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Groote Schuur Hospital Rsa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Kings College London / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Cape Town / Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

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What People Say About Simon Robson, MB CHB
Dr. Robson is a doctor who is knowledgeable, personable, and really cares....a rare find! I totally trust him!!
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Sharon Yee in Newton, MA – Nov 10, 2017
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Dr Robson is not only incredibly knowledgeable, but very personable! He puts you very much at ease and takes a great deal of time w me. Also, every single time I have had my blood work done , it is Dr Robson who personally calls to tell me the results and discuss them! I have never had a doctor do...Read More
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