Dr. Lester Simon has practised medicine in Antigua and Barbuda since 1983 as the Government’s consultant pathologist; and also privately from 1991, as the CEO and technical director of his family owned, Medpath Clinical Laboratory.
He attended the Antigua Grammar School where he was head boy and holds first and post-graduate degrees from the University of the West Indies. He also has post-graduate qualifications from the University of London and is a diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists in England as well as a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
He is a true “Caribbean man” with an expansive world perspective. But he is, first and foremost, an unapologetic Antiguan who proudly supports and embraces his native cultural heritage. He is a talented musician and accomplished saxophonist who practises his art with the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force Band, The All-Star Carnival Calypso Band and the Roland Prince Group. He is also a steel pan aficionado and plays single tenor with the Hells Gate Steel Orchestra. “Doc” is an avid and prolific reader and a blog-writer (please visit: myantiguabarbuda.com) and social commentator.
He enjoys swimming and plays golf. He is a frustrated West Indies cricket fan and a keen follower of English Premier League football and supports the Arsenal Club through its varying fortunes. He is married to Norma and blessed with 2 children: Sawandi who also practises medicine and music; and Sabriya, an applied psychologist and professional freelance photographer, and a beautiful granddaughter, Sade.