Meet the Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Chicago, Dr. Albana Simoni

Dr. Simoni grew up in St Louis, MO and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School in 2015. After dental school, she continued to pursue her training by completing a competitive and unique 1-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA where she obtained further training in general dentistry and oral surgery treating patients with complex medical conditions, special needs, and severe dental phobias. It was during her GPR that she realized her true passion for oral & facial surgery and decided to pursue further training and specialization. After an internship in oral & maxillofacial surgery that focused on jaw surgery, trauma and complex facial reconstruction, she went on to complete a rigorous 4-year residency in oral & maxillofacial surgery at Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC where she served as chief resident in her final year. In addition to operating at Washington Hospital Center, she also treated patients at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Children’s National Medical Center. Additionally, Dr Simoni has presented at multiple national conferences and won multiple awards for her research.

Her clinical fields of interest include implantology, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, ambulatory anesthesia, trauma and facial reconstruction, benign pathology and dento-alveolar surgery. She routinely uses the latest cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques to maximize patient comfort during and after surgery. 

Dr. Simoni believes in working closely with her patients and colleagues to address the individual needs and preferences of each patient and their unique situations. She believes that effective communication and a holistic, team approach to patient care delivers the highest levels of happiness and the best outcomes for her patients. She is proud to be a lifelong learner and routinely devotes a significant amount of time to learning about the most cutting edge technology and surgical techniques. 

Dr. Simoni truly enjoys giving back to her community and has been involved in several national community outreach programs with programs such as Missouri Mission of Mercy, Give Kids A Smile, and Seattle King County Clinic and internationally with outreach programs to Guatemala. Additionally, she is passionate about teaching and has mentored several aspiring surgeons. 

In her spare time, you can find Dr. Simoni spending time with her husband and their daughter exploring Chicago, traveling the world, exploring different cuisines, browsing the latest art galleries and painting/drawing.