Imperial College London

Dr Amir H Sam

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Reader in Endocrinology



+44 (0)20 3313 4823a.sam




Department of EndocrinologyHammersmith HouseHammersmith Campus





Dr Amir Sam is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals and a Reader at Imperial College London. He graduated from UCL with prizes and distinctions in all pre-clinical and clinical subjects. During his undergraduate training he received a scholarship to study Endocrinology at the Harvard Medical School. His postgraduate medical training was in Oxford and London. He completed his PhD in Neuroendocrinology as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London. 

In 2015 he received the Imperial College President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award from Health Education North West London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a member of the Imperial College School of Medicine Board and has a number of leadership roles:

- Director of Assessment 
- BSc Module Lead (Endocrinology)
- Course Lead (Doctor, Patient & Disease)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sam AH, Shah S, Saleh K, et al., 2015, Clinical outcomes in patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas managed conservatively, Clinical Endocrinology, Vol:83, ISSN:0300-0664, Pages:861-865

Sam AH, Sleeth ML, Thomas EL, et al., 2015, Circulating Pancreatic Polypeptide Concentrations Predict Visceral and Liver Fat Content, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol:100, ISSN:0021-972X, Pages:1048-1052

Sam A, Busbridge M, Amin A, et al., 2013, Hepcidin levels in diabetes mellitus and polycystic ovary syndrome, Diabetic Medicine, Vol:30, ISSN:0742-3071, Pages:1495-1499

Sam AH, Gunner DJ, King A, et al., 2012, Selective Ablation of Peptide YY Cells in Adult Mice Reveals Their Role in Beta Cell Survival, Gastroenterology, Vol:143, ISSN:0016-5085, Pages:459-468

Sam AH, Dhillo WS, Donaldson M, et al., 2011, Serum Parathyroid Hormone Is Not an Accurate Predictor of Postthyroidectomy Hypocalcemia in Vitamin D-Deficient Patients: A Pilot Study, Clinical Chemistry, Vol:57, ISSN:0009-9147, Pages:1206-1207

Sam AH, Dhillo WS, Donaldson M, et al., 2011, Serum phosphate predicts temporary hypocalcaemia following thyroidectomy, Clinical Endocrinology, Vol:74, ISSN:0300-0664, Pages:388-393

Sam AH, Beynon HLC, 2010, Wound Botulism., New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:363, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:2444-2444

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