Eric J. Simko, MD, FACS, FAAOA

Office Address

TPMG Otolaryngology | Head & Neck Surgery | Allergy

860 Omni Boulevard
Suite 102
Newport News, VA 23606

Get Directions

FAX

(757) 534-7902

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Testimonials

Dr. Simko was always courteous. He took the time to explain my condition, surgery procedures, and post-op care. The surgery was successful!…Read more

Carole

Eric J. Simko, MD, FACS, FAAOA

Accepting New Patients

Otolaryngologist Specializing in Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders

Eric J. Simko, MD, FACS, FAAOA, is a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) practicing Head and Neck Surgery, ENT, and Allergy in Newport News, VA.  His areas of special interest include thyroid/parathyroid surgery, nasal and sinus problems to include allergy, the treatment of hearing loss, and pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders such as recurrent ear infections and sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Simko grew up in the greater Pittsburgh area and remains a lifelong fan of the “City of Champions.” When he returns home, he enjoys touring through Pittsburgh’s diverse neighborhoods and exceptional restaurants and like most people from the area, never misses a chance to grab a Primanti Brothers sandwich and only uses Heinz ketchup.

An honors graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Simko is forever a diehard Fighting Irish fan.  Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, graduating in the top 10% of his class and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  Dr. Simko completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.

Following his residency, Dr. Simko served this great nation for more than two decades as an otolaryngologist in the U.S. Air Force.  During his military career, he served on the teaching faculty at several of the busiest and finest military medical centers of the Army, Navy and Air Force in Portsmouth, VA and San Antonio, TX. 

His military career was highlighted by serving as Residency Program Director for the Navy’s Otolaryngology Residency Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from 1999-2005.  During his military career, Dr. Simko received numerous service related awards to include the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.  He retired from the military in 2006 at the rank of Colonel and transitioned to private practice in Newport News, VA.

Dr. Simko was the first Otolaryngologist to join TPMG and has been with the group since 2010. He has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by his peers in the medical community in each consecutive year from 2011-2020.  He currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and enjoys teaching residents and medical students and in 2020, was recognized for his 20 years of Academic Contribution.

Dr. Simko is passionate about medicine and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to use his gifts to care for his patients.  His approach to medicine is modeled after William Mayo, MD, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, who stated, “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Simko enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching Fighting Irish football, reading, music, and traveling.

Dr. Eric Simko’s Printable Biography

Education

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Uniformed Services University
Internship: General Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Board Certified: Otolaryngology
Military Service: US Air Force, Retired

Honors & Awards

2022 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2021 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
20 Years of Academic Contribution with Eastern Virginia Medical School
2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2020 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2019 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2018 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2015 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2014 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2013 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2012 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2011 Hampton Roads Magazine Readers' Choice "Top Doc"

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

Dr. Simko was always courteous. He took the time to explain my condition, surgery procedures, and post-op care. The surgery was successful!…Read more

Carole

Dr. Simko was the best doctor I’ve ever had! He cares and calms you down when you’re nervous. He builds trust in his ability to perform surgery. I…Read more

Chris

I had a very good experience with Dr. Simko. He provided no-nonsense guidance on what not to do for  my ear and hearing health. He’s very respectful and…Read more

John

Dr. Simko has seen both my daughter and son. He is patient with them and takes the time to explained the causes, setting both their dad and I…Read more

Brittany

(Dr. Simko) was very professional and friendly. My first visit, he discovered an unknown problem which was swiftly dealt with. Thank you. …Read more

Greg

(Dr. Simko) is the best surgeon I have been to! Very personable, very thorough, very good! No issues after surgery, very easy recovery. I will recommend and come…Read more

Paula

Dr. Simko is thorough, patient, and compassionate. His staff is efficient, courteous, and expedient. …Read more

Anonymous

Dr. Simko took such good care of me during my battle with thyroid cancer. He is so kind, caring, compassionate. After my surgery, I was really scared and…Read more

Katelyn

Dr. Simko is amazing! The years of experience definitely shows. After receiving an incorrect diagnosis from another doctor, I came to him feeling defeated. He took the time…Read more

Anonymous

Dr. Simko is a great doctor! He has great bedside manner.   …Read more

Dele

Dr. Simko was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He answered questions clearly for my understanding. I would certainly recommend him and his staff.   …Read more

Laura

Always a nice visit! I really appreciate the follow-up and great care.   …Read more

Laura

The office of Dr. Simko and staff are one of the most wonderful people I’ve met! They are very professional, kind, responsive, and knowledgeable. I trust that they…Read more

Oaxana

Dr. Simko is great! He is nice, respectful, and explains the situation, and gets the job done. Thank you, Dr. Simko.…Read more

Renee

Dr. Simko is amazing. He has taken care of both of my babies and always leaves me feeling reassured and confident in their outcome.…Read more

Lauren

Devices & Procedures

Services include:

  • Endocrine Surgical Disorders
    • Thyroid nodules and goiters
    • Parathyroid disorders like Hyperparathyroidism
  • Nose and Sinus Problems
    • Deviated Septum
    • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pediatric
    • Recurrent Ear Infections
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Sleep Disordered Breathing due to Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Ear and Hearing Disorders
    • Hearing Loss
    • Tinnitus

Ailments Treated:

  • Allergies
  • Biopsy – ear, nose, throat, mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks, neck, skin
  • Chronic Cough
  • Ear and Hearing Disorders
    • Hearing loss
    • Tinnitus
  • Ear infections
  • Ear wax removal
  • Endocrine Surgical Disorders
    • Thyroid nodules and goiters
    • Thyroid/parathyroid disorders like Hyperparathyroidism
  • GERD-reflux
  • Hoarseness/Laryngitis
  • Nose bleeds
  • Nose and Sinus problems
    • Nasal Obstruction/Deviated Nasal septum
    • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pediatric
    • Reccurent Ear Infections
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Sleep Disordered Breathing due to Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Thyroid/ parathyroid disorders
  • Skin lesions
  • Sleep disordered breathing/snoring in children
  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis, Tonsil stones, Tonsil abscess
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Vertigo

 

Eric J. Simko, MD, FACS, FAAOA

Accepting New Patients

Eric J. Simko, MD, FACS, FAAOA

Office Address

TPMG Otolaryngology | Head & Neck Surgery | Allergy

860 Omni Boulevard
Suite 102
Newport News, VA 23606

Get Directions

FAX

(757) 534-7902

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Otolaryngologist Specializing in Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders

Eric J. Simko, MD, FACS, FAAOA, is a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) practicing Head and Neck Surgery, ENT, and Allergy in Newport News, VA.  His areas of special interest include thyroid/parathyroid surgery, nasal and sinus problems to include allergy, the treatment of hearing loss, and pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders such as recurrent ear infections and sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Simko grew up in the greater Pittsburgh area and remains a lifelong fan of the “City of Champions.” When he returns home, he enjoys touring through Pittsburgh’s diverse neighborhoods and exceptional restaurants and like most people from the area, never misses a chance to grab a Primanti Brothers sandwich and only uses Heinz ketchup.

An honors graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Simko is forever a diehard Fighting Irish fan.  Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, graduating in the top 10% of his class and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  Dr. Simko completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.

Following his residency, Dr. Simko served this great nation for more than two decades as an otolaryngologist in the U.S. Air Force.  During his military career, he served on the teaching faculty at several of the busiest and finest military medical centers of the Army, Navy and Air Force in Portsmouth, VA and San Antonio, TX. 

His military career was highlighted by serving as Residency Program Director for the Navy’s Otolaryngology Residency Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from 1999-2005.  During his military career, Dr. Simko received numerous service related awards to include the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.  He retired from the military in 2006 at the rank of Colonel and transitioned to private practice in Newport News, VA.

Dr. Simko was the first Otolaryngologist to join TPMG and has been with the group since 2010. He has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by his peers in the medical community in each consecutive year from 2011-2020.  He currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and enjoys teaching residents and medical students and in 2020, was recognized for his 20 years of Academic Contribution.

Dr. Simko is passionate about medicine and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to use his gifts to care for his patients.  His approach to medicine is modeled after William Mayo, MD, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, who stated, “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Simko enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching Fighting Irish football, reading, music, and traveling.

Dr. Eric Simko’s Printable Biography

Education

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Uniformed Services University
Internship: General Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Board Certified: Otolaryngology
Military Service: US Air Force, Retired

Honors & Awards

2022 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2021 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
20 Years of Academic Contribution with Eastern Virginia Medical School
2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2020 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2019 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2018 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2015 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2014 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2013 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2012 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2011 Hampton Roads Magazine Readers' Choice "Top Doc"

Devices & Procedures

Services include:

  • Endocrine Surgical Disorders
    • Thyroid nodules and goiters
    • Parathyroid disorders like Hyperparathyroidism
  • Nose and Sinus Problems
    • Deviated Septum
    • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pediatric
    • Recurrent Ear Infections
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Sleep Disordered Breathing due to Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Ear and Hearing Disorders
    • Hearing Loss
    • Tinnitus

Ailments Treated:

  • Allergies
  • Biopsy – ear, nose, throat, mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks, neck, skin
  • Chronic Cough
  • Ear and Hearing Disorders
    • Hearing loss
    • Tinnitus
  • Ear infections
  • Ear wax removal
  • Endocrine Surgical Disorders
    • Thyroid nodules and goiters
    • Thyroid/parathyroid disorders like Hyperparathyroidism
  • GERD-reflux
  • Hoarseness/Laryngitis
  • Nose bleeds
  • Nose and Sinus problems
    • Nasal Obstruction/Deviated Nasal septum
    • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pediatric
    • Reccurent Ear Infections
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Sleep Disordered Breathing due to Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Thyroid/ parathyroid disorders
  • Skin lesions
  • Sleep disordered breathing/snoring in children
  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis, Tonsil stones, Tonsil abscess
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Vertigo

 

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

Dr. Simko was always courteous. He took the time to explain my condition, surgery procedures, and post-op care. The surgery was successful!…Read more

Carole

Dr. Simko was the best doctor I’ve ever had! He cares and calms you down when you’re nervous. He builds trust in his ability to perform surgery. I…Read more

Chris

I had a very good experience with Dr. Simko. He provided no-nonsense guidance on what not to do for  my ear and hearing health. He’s very respectful and…Read more

John

Dr. Simko has seen both my daughter and son. He is patient with them and takes the time to explained the causes, setting both their dad and I…Read more

Brittany

(Dr. Simko) was very professional and friendly. My first visit, he discovered an unknown problem which was swiftly dealt with. Thank you. …Read more

Greg

(Dr. Simko) is the best surgeon I have been to! Very personable, very thorough, very good! No issues after surgery, very easy recovery. I will recommend and come…Read more

Paula

Dr. Simko is thorough, patient, and compassionate. His staff is efficient, courteous, and expedient. …Read more

Anonymous

Dr. Simko took such good care of me during my battle with thyroid cancer. He is so kind, caring, compassionate. After my surgery, I was really scared and…Read more

Katelyn

Dr. Simko is amazing! The years of experience definitely shows. After receiving an incorrect diagnosis from another doctor, I came to him feeling defeated. He took the time…Read more

Anonymous

Dr. Simko is a great doctor! He has great bedside manner.   …Read more

Dele

Dr. Simko was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He answered questions clearly for my understanding. I would certainly recommend him and his staff.   …Read more

Laura

Always a nice visit! I really appreciate the follow-up and great care.   …Read more

Laura

The office of Dr. Simko and staff are one of the most wonderful people I’ve met! They are very professional, kind, responsive, and knowledgeable. I trust that they…Read more

Oaxana

Dr. Simko is great! He is nice, respectful, and explains the situation, and gets the job done. Thank you, Dr. Simko.…Read more

Renee

Dr. Simko is amazing. He has taken care of both of my babies and always leaves me feeling reassured and confident in their outcome.…Read more

Lauren