Dr. Samras is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and is fluent in Spanish.
He is currently accepting new patients into his practice, both children and adults. His particular clinical interests include supporting parents with young children, developmental issues in infants and toddlers, transition of children with special health care needs into adult health care, and improving the quality of care for pediatrics.
Dr. Samras completed his undergraduate training at Duke University in North Carolina, his medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical school in New Jersey, and his combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He was faculty in both departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Mercer Medical School in Savannah, Georgia prior to coming to UCLA.
Dr. Samras is involved in health care utilization research within primary care, with a focus on individuals who frequently utilize the health care system. He has an interest in global health, and multiple times a year he leads a team of volunteers from medical schools and residencies to assist in clinics and hospitals in Nicaragua.
Dr. Samras is active in the community of Culver City where he lives with his wife and three children.