After completing a fellowship in vascular and endovascular Surgery at the Feinberg Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, he joined the Vascular Specialty Center in 2003 where he served as the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Baton Rouge General Hospital from 2007-2012. In addition to becoming one of the first physicians nationally to be board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery, and endovascular medicine; while there, he served as principle investigator for several national and international vascular clinical trials including the largest and only NIH sponsored stroke prevention trial (CREST) - whose results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In 2010 he received an executive Master of Medical Management degree from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - department of Health Systems Management.
Authoring more than 30 manuscripts in both local and national scientific journals, his clinical, research and advocacy efforts resulted in his appointment as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Dr. Sam has received numerous awards including selection by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a "40 under 40" award recipient in 2006. He is a graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber leadership program and serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana State Board of Regents, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), the River City Jazz coalition of the Arts Council, and WRKF (NPR).
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