Jerry Simons graduated with honors in 1993 from Stony Brook’s Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cardio-Respiratory Sciences. He graduated from the Cornell Medical College Physician Assistant Program in 1995. Upon graduation he began to work for Dr. Joseph Burrascano in East Hampton, New York. After Dr. Burrascano retired 11 years later, Jerry began working at The Morrison Center as well as at East Hampton Urgent Care.
While at Dr. Burrascano’s office, Jerry helped launch the ILADS Physician Training Program and was asked to work with the growing Empire State Lyme Association where he gives lectures and visits support groups. Soon after, he was recruited to be featured on a local monthly TV program about tick-borne infections and was asked by CALDA to author the “From the Expert” series for the Lyme Times. He has kept up with the field by attending regular CMEs including ILADS lectures as well as immune system seminars. He is a frequent local, state and national lecturer on medical CME topics.
He has been a lecturer/instructor in the Cornell Medical College PA Program’s Medicine and Physical Diagnosis Classes, has coordinated and taught their intensive surgical courses and intensive clinical skills courses and has won their Top Instructor award three times. He also lectures at Long Island University, Touro University and the Montifore Medical Center Residency.