Simone Nader, MD, FACC

Physician Profile

Dr. Nader’s fascination for cardiology started when her father suffered from coronary artery disease at an early age. She believes that having a healthy life is the secret for growing old gracefully. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Cardiac Transplant

  • Women’s Heart Disease

  • Coronary Artery Disease

  • Heart Disease


Cardiologist An Internist who specializes in diseases of the heart and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms.

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internist An Internist is a personal physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and in the hospital, managing both common and complex illnesses of adolescents, adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and the digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

American Board of Internal Medicine

Education & Training:

Doctor of Medicine

Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas, Brazil

1983 - 1988


Hospital Barao De Lucena, Brazil

1987 - 1988


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1993 - 1994


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1994 - 1996


Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

1996 - 1999


Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

1999 - 2000

Hospital Affiliation:

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

  • Baptist Medical Center South

Ages Treated:

  • Infant

  • Toddler

  • Adolescent

  • Teen

  • Adult

  • Senior


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Legal Practice Name:

Baptist Heart Specialists

From the Doctor:

As the youngest graduate from her class, Dr. Nader started medical school at the age of 16. After completing medical school she completed research in the area of congestive heart failure with multiple publications in renowned journals. After two years of research as a post-doctorial candidate, she completed her residency at the University of Iowa hospital and clinics. Dr. Nader went on to complete her fellowship and a fourth year of training in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic

A native of Brazil, Dr. Nader is married and has two children. When not working, she spends all her time with her family. She recently relocated to Jacksonville where she has enjoyed the weather and reunion with family members in Florida.