Dr. Nathan Samras is primary care physician who practices in Beverly Hills. He is board-certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine, and sees patients of all ages. His clinical interests include supporting parents with young children; improving the quality of care for pediatrics; tracking developmental issues in infants and toddlers; and transitioning children with special healthcare needs into adult care.
Dr. Samras received his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, and his combined internal medicine and pediatrics training from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University in North Carolina.
Dr. Samras is also an assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where is involved in health care utilization research with a focus on individuals who frequently use the health care system. He is also interested in global health, and leads a team of volunteers from medical schools and residencies to assist in clinics and hospitals in Nicaragua multiple times a year. Prior to coming to UCLA, he was on faculty at Mercer Medical School in Savannah, Georgia.
When he's not working, Dr. Samras is an active member of the Culver City community, where he lives with his wife and three children.
Medical Board Certifications
- Health care utilization patterns in primary care
- Primary care quality improvement and analysis
- Global health, concentration on Central America
- Samras, NS, et al. (2018). Healthcare Transition from the Adult Provider's Perspective. In Hergenroeder, AC, and Wiemann, CM (Eds.) Health Care Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Illness and Disability (pp. 65-74). Springer International Publishing.
- Samras NS. 10/2018 - Lecturer on health care utilization for the 2018-19 Albert Schweitzer Fellows of Los Angeles, at Geffen Hall, Los Angeles, CA
- Lee JS, Ramos G, Vu A, Do S, Chin S, Gonzales W, Ulanicki S, Coil Z, Samras NS, King C. (2018) Building Relationships, an inter professional team based effort to coordinate care for high utilizer patients with complex medical and social needs. Presented at the American College of Physicians, national conference, New Orleans, LA. April 2018
- Samras NS. 1/2018 – Panel Member for global health career discussion, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
- Ramos G, Mannan A, Samras NS. (2017) Determining utilization patterns at AHOPE Boston Needle Exchange through the use of bosWell client management tool. Presented at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs national conference, Los Angeles, CA. November 2017
- Watson JB, Wongchai S, Weng MK, Griffin D, Statler J, Evans D, Samras NS. (2017) Characterizing Preventable Infant Mortality in Chatham County. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies national conference, San Francisco, CA. May 2017
- C. Darcy Blair Award for Excellence and Passion in Medicine and Commitment to Community, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2014