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Dr. Simon E. Barton

Simon Barton is Clinical Director of the Directorate of Genitourinary and HIV Medicine at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine.

He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1982, and after working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Hammersmith and West London Hospitals, became Research Fellow at St Mary's Praed Street Clinic in 1984. In 1986, he moved to work for Professor Albert Singer as ICRF Research Fellow at the Royal Northern Hospital where he wrote his MD thesis on the local immunology of HPV and CIN. He then returned to genitourinary medicine, holding registrar and then senior registrar posts at St Stephen's and Westminster Hospitals, before being appointed consultant in 1990.

Simons sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of STD & AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections. He was a founding chair of the MSSVD Specialist Interest Group on Genital Herpes, on which he remains a committee member. He was elected Treasurer of the MSSVD in 1999 and became President of BASHH in 2006.

His major research interests are in the immunology and treatment of genital herpes, the cost effectiveness of strategies for treating sexually transmitted infections, particularly in primary care and outreach settings, and the studies of the gynaecological aspects of HIV infection in women.