Servicing the communities of East York, Scarborough, North York and Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Carmine Simone

Dr. Carmine Simone is a thoracic surgeon at the Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital) which is located in East York, 15 minutes east of downtown Toronto. He is also has courtesy staff privileges at

He specializes in all diseases of the chest but has particular interest in thymoma and other mediastinal tumours, chest wall tumours, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and metastatic cancers to the lung (such as colon cancer and breast cancer). His interests in critical care include postoperative care, infections of the chest and pleural space and prevention of arrhythmias after major surgery.

Dr. Carmine Simone is the Chief of the Department of Surgery at MGH and is the Co-Program Director for the Surgery Health Service. He recently completed his term as the Head of the Division of Critical Care, the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and the Medical Director of Inpatient Surgical Care at Michael Garron Hospital.

MGH is a Level I thoracic surgery center as defined by Cancer Care Ontario (click here to see CCO standards document). Along with his surgery partners - Dr. Robert A. Zeldin, Dr. Najib Safieddine and Dr. Simon Iu - Dr. Simone provides round-the-clock back up to a multidisciplinary team that specializes in care of the thoracic surgical patient. MGH has a new state-of-the-art chemotherapy unit, new operating rooms with the latest in minimally invasive surgical equipment.

The members of the Toronto East Thoracic Surgery Associates - Dr. Simone, Dr. Zeldin, Dr. Safieddine and Dr. Simon Iu - work very closely with one another to ensure that all patients receive the best thoracic surgical care they deserve. A referral from a family doctor or other medical professional is required for a consultation. Dr. Simone is accepting new referrals and a referral form is available for you to download and print under the section Office Information

For patients who do not have OHIP or live outside the province of Ontario please call the office directly to obtain information.

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