Simon Helfgott, M.D.
A native of Montreal, Dr. Simon Helfgott is a graduate of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and began his Fellowship training in Rheumatology at the Montreal General Hospital. In 1981 he was awarded a Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship to begin a fellowship in Rheumatology and Immunology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1986 and has remained an active member ever since.
Dr. Helfgott is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard in both the Division of Rheumatology and the Division of Medical Communications at BWH. His medical education roles include serving as the Director of Education and Fellowship Training for the Division of Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s, the largest academic rheumatology program in North America. At HMS he is the co-director of the rheumatology teaching block in Year II and a regular lecturer in the HST program as well. He is a member of the HMS Curriculum Committee, responsible for designing a new curriculum beginning with the Class of 2015 and a member of, The Academy at HMS.
In addition, Dr. Helfgott has been involved in several other teaching activities include serving as co-director of the Brigham Rheumatology Board Review Course and section editor for Rheumatology NEJM Knowledge+. Since 2012 he has been the physician editor of The Rheumatologist, an official monthly publication of the American College of Rheumatology with both a national and international audience.