Published on September 13, 2018

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Ann Simones

Ann Simones, Neonatology

Dr. Ann Simones, a neonatologist, has joined the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

“During medical school, I had the opportunity to live in Duluth for a short time, and I fell in love the local community,” says Dr. Simones. “I was impressed by the quality of health care Essentia Health provides to this region, and I’m proud to join this talented team.”

Dr. Simones earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, also in Minneapolis. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics.

“I have been interested in neonatology since the age of 14, when my younger sisters were born prematurely and spent a month in the NICU,” says Dr. Simones. “Throughout my medical training, I have continued to love caring for this population, and the full spectrum of care I can provide from stabilizing a critically ill newborn to supporting a mother and her baby with breastfeeding.”

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