Robert I. Simon, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland and maintains a private practice in Potomac, Maryland.

Dr. Simon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. He was President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the professional organization of forensic psychiatrists, 2005-2006.

Dr. Simon has received the following awards:

  • The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award (2010), cosponsored by the APA and AAPL, honoring his outstanding contribution to the literature on forensic psychiatry;
  • The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award (2005), cosponsored by the APA and AAPL, honoring his outstanding contribution to the literature on forensic psychiatry;
  • The Isaac Ray Award (2003), presented jointly by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), in recognition of outstanding contributions to the fields of forensic psychiatry and the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence;
  • The Golden Apple Award (1995), presented by AAPL in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry;
  • The Seymour Pollack Award (1994), presented jointly by the APA and AAPL, in recognition of distinguished contributions to teaching and education in forensic psychiatry;
  • The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award (1993), cosponsored by the APA and AAPL, honoring his outstanding contribution to the literature on forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Simon is the author, co-author  and editor of more than 30 books, 60 book chapters and 100 articles in the fields of clinical and forensic psychiatry. His most recent publications include the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry (American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2004), and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2004). Dr. Simon is also coeditor of the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, 2006 (and second edition 2012) and the  American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management, 2008.