Beverly Hills plastic surgeon dies of Covid
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon reportedly dies of COVID-19 after patient coughs on him
Dr Payman Simoni, 50, from Beverley Hills, died on January 8 from a brain hemorrhage after he was placed
in a medically induced coma when his lungs began to fail.
NSL Learnt: He contracted Covid in December after performing a lip filler injection on a woman, The father
of two had performed the procedure on the woman after she had her temperature checked and filled out a
coronavirus questionnaire. — though she was not tested for the virus,
She contacted the doc’s office a few days later to report that she later tested positive for the deadly bug,
according to the outlet.
Simoni, who went into quarantine, was later hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was placed
on a ventilator after experiencing a variety of symptoms, including shortness of breath, according to TMZ.
Sources told the outlet that Simoni was eventually placed in a medically induced coma before dying of a brain
hemorrhage on Friday.
“The shock is that he was so perfectly healthy,” family friend Katy Amiri-Younesi told KCAL. “He’s a doctor, I
called him when I had COVID. He was instructing me what to do.” He added: “He was a physician. And he
took all the protocols.”