September 21, 2015

Holy Family Hospital and Steward Medical Group Welcome Surgeon Jana Simonds, MD

Holy Family Hospital is pleased to announce that Jana Simonds, MD has joined the medical staff and Steward Medical Group.

Dr. Simonds, a general surgeon fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery, earned her medical degree at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Simonds completed her residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, where she served as chief resident in general surgery.  She then completed her fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at The Colon and Rectal Clinic of Houston/University of Texas Medical School.

A member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, her special interests include general surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, benign and malignant conditions of colon, rectum and anus, inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy, endorectal ultrasound for rectal cancer staging and fecal incontinence evaluation, pelvic floor dysfunction, and fecal incontinence.

A native of Slovakia, she is fluent in English, Slovak, Czech, and Russian, and understands Polish. She is pleased to be back in New England where she began her surgical training and now calls her home.

“I am excited to be back in New England,” said Dr. Simonds. “There is a need for general surgeons with colorectal expertise in Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley. I am looking forward to building a practice in this unique community which reminds me of the region of Slovakia where I grew up.”

“Steward Medical Group has an outstanding team of general and specialty surgeons in the Merrimack Valley. Dr. Simonds is a welcomed addition because of her outstanding education and training, and because many women prefer a woman surgeon for some procedures, especially colon and rectal surgery. Now they will have that option,” said George Clairmont, MD, president of Steward Medical Group. “We are pleased to welcome her to our team.”

Dr. Simonds is accepting new patients at SMG General Surgery, 62 Brown St., Suite 303, Haverhill, MA as well as Steward North Andover Surgery, 575 Turnpike St., Suite 27,  North Andover , MA where she has joined Surgeons Romie Mundy, MD, V.R. Gokul Prakash, MD and Robert Moore, MD in practice. To schedule an appointment at either location, please call 978-682-2310.
About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital ( is a 383-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill. Both locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and the New Hampshire seacoast. Holy Family Hospital’s Methuen and Haverhill campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Both campuses have also earned “A” Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group for their performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care.