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Kenneth B. Simons, MD

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4.9 (97)
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
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Eye Institute 414-955-2020
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For me, being an ophthalmologist goes back to what Dr. Francis Peabody stated: “The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.” My practice philosophy is not to just diagnose and treat patients but rather to partner with them through understanding and respecting their needs such that together we achieve the best outcomes. A patient-doctor relationship is a privilege, and it is incumbent upon me to always remember that and, further, to remember that each patient is an individual with family and friends who care about them and therefore to show them the proper respect as well as provide the best possible care.

For me, being an ophthalmologist goes back to what Dr. Francis Peabody stated: “The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.” My practice philosophy is not to just diagnose and…
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Dr. Kenneth Simons is a native of the Boston area. He graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine and did his ophthalmology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Jules Stein Institute-UCLA. Dr. Simons was recruited to the Eye Institute to establish the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service at the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as to direct the ophthalmology residency training program. He has served on the board of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which accredits all the residency training programs in the United States, and currently serves on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredits all of the U.S. allopathic medical school training programs, as well as the National Resident Matching Program board, the entity responsible for matching medical school graduates into residency training. In his spare time, Dr. Simons chairs the WI Medical Examining Board and remains a die-hard Boston sports fan. Dr. Simons is married to his wonderful wife, Wendy, and now that the children are grown and on their own as productive members of society, they enjoy traveling and experiencing the culinary delights and cultural events in the places they visit.


Treatment & Services

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Diabetic Eye Exam
Ophthalmic Pathology

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Education & Training

Boston University - MA - Doctor of Medicine - (1980)

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - School of Medicine Residency - (1984)

University of California, Jules Stein Eye Institute - Los Angeles - Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology - (1984-1986)

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Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 97 ratings, 30 reviews
Jan. 29, 2021
Dr. Simmons was very knowledgeable, very nice, and explained things so I could understand. I was very worried going to my appointment. After I saw the Dr. and understood what was going on & what to do if I have a future problem, my stress level went way down. I'm so thankful to have found a great Doctor.
Jan. 12, 2021
Dr. Simmons is thorough, professional, and caring.
Jan. 1, 2021
New Doctor, first visit
Dec. 16, 2020
He is very friendly, puts a patient at ease.
Dec. 12, 2020
Dr simons cares about his patients. He listens to my concerns and answers my questions. He's the best!
Dec. 12, 2020
Very pleasant experience/visit with staff especially Dr. Kenneth Simons.
Dec. 11, 2020
dr. Simons is outstanding
Nov. 14, 2020
care excellent
Nov. 14, 2020
Dr. Simons was very upbeat and friendly. He and his staff treated me as if I were more than just a couple of eyeballs. I will look forward to returning for checkups.
Nov. 6, 2020
I have been seeing Dr Simmons for many years, he is always professional and takes time to listen to my concerns and explains what is occurring with my eyes.
Oct. 31, 2020
Dr. Simons consulted with a colleague about a concern I had of my right eye. This collaboration alleviated my concern.
Oct. 10, 2020
Doctor was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Techs were great too!
Sept. 27, 2020
Very personable.
Sept. 18, 2020
patient, efficient and effective.
Sept. 12, 2020
I felt safe around the doctor, nurse, and facility as related to COVID virus.
Sept. 11, 2020
Dr. Simon listens well and is very caring and down to earth.
Sept. 11, 2020
Dr Simon has been my eye doctor for many years and continues to be thorough, kind and knowledgeable. My eyes thank him.
Sept. 4, 2020
Dr. Simons is a great and knowledgeable provider!
Aug. 21, 2020
Very knowledgeable and professional.
Aug. 18, 2020
Dr Simons is very courteous and cordial and makes you feel at ease.
Aug. 16, 2020
Dr. Simon's and his team are always approachable, kind, and listens attentively. They are thorough and helpful. This was one of the best visits I've had in the last year. Everyone was cheerful and helpful. This was very much needed in these most depressing times.
Aug. 15, 2020
I have always been very happy with Dr Simon eye care
Aug. 8, 2020
the Dr. is terrific through & very caring & informative.
Aug. 7, 2020
He takes the time. He makes the difference
July 10, 2020
dr. Simon is amazing!!
July 3, 2020
always a professional and personal visit.
June 20, 2020
Dr Simons has always listened to my concerns and answers my questions in an understandable way. I'm very satisfied with his care.
June 11, 2020
It is a absolute pleasure to have Dr. Simons as my ophthalmologist. He is pleasant to talk and always takes the time make sure I understand my eye health issues.
March 14, 2020
Very professional. Explained things clearly. A true expert in the field.
March 13, 2020
Overall, wonderful physician
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