About Dr. Simon Body

Dr. Simon Body is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at BIDMC. Dr. Body completed his residency and fellowship training in New Zealand. After nearly 30 years of experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Body joined BIDMC in 2018. His clinical expertise is in adult cardiac anesthesia.

He commenced his research path in 2001, obtaining Foundation funding from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. He then completed K23 training in cardiovascular genetics and obtained NIH R01 funding to investigate the causes of perioperative atrial fibrillation, then bicuspid aortic valve disease.

Dr. Body’s principal research interests are the effects of genetic inputs on the occurrence of adverse outcomes after cardiac surgery and the genetic causes of bicuspid aortic valve disease and its consequences - calcific aortic valve disease and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Body has extensive experience mentoring clinical and research residents, fellows and staff.