CARL SIMONTON, M.D. received his Medical Degree from the University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, where he also completed his residency in Radiation Therapy in 1971. He was board certified by the American Board of Radiology in 1973.

From 1971 to 1973, Dr. Simonton was Chief of Radiation Therapy at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

From 1973 to 1983, he was an Associate in Radiation Oncology with Oncology Associates and also the Medical Director of the Cancer Counseling and Research Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He instituted patient and family orientation as part of the patients radiation program and group and family counseling as a formal part of cancer therapy.

In 1985 Dr. Simonton became the Medical Director for the Simonton Cancer Counseling Center in Los Angeles, a non-profit Foundation for cancer patient education and research into the emotional aspects of cancer.

Dr. Simonton has co-authored numerous publications including two books: The best seller Getting Well Again and The Healing Journey. In his latest book, Dr. Simonton outlines the program currently in use in his California Center. He presents convincing new information on the value of mind/body methods and shares with us the tools central to his program: guided imagery and meditation. These are simple and practical exercises for changing unhealthy beliefs, tapping into your inner wisdom and finding new purpose and enjoyment in life.

Dr. Simonton developed the first standardized counseling program for cancer patients and training for therapists in the U.S. In addition to his California location, he has centers in Japan, Germany and Switzerland.

The Simonton Center can be reached by phone at (818) 879-7904 or (800) 459-3424, on the website at or e-mail at

Dr. Simonton will speak on Getting Well Again.


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