Professor Amir Sam is Head of Imperial College School of Medicine. He is a consultant physician and endocrinologist at Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals, and Director of the Charing Cross Campus at Imperial College London.
He graduated from University College London (UCL) with prizes and distinctions in all pre-clinical and clinical subjects. During his undergraduate training he received a scholarship to study endocrinology at 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. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
He has received the Imperial College President's Medal for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award from Health Education North West London. Professor Sam has authored several textbooks in Medicine and Endocrinology as well as original research articles. He has led several national educational projects at the Medical Schools Council.
Alongside his love for medicine, he is also a celebrated Setar player and has released five albums of his compositions and improvisations.
Reid MD, Sam AH, 2020, Reflections on assessment in the wake of change from the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Education, ISSN:0308-0110
Sam AH, Millar KR, Lupton MGF, 2020, Digital Clinical Placement for Medical Students in Response to COVID-19, Academic Medicine, Vol:95, ISSN:1040-2446, Pages:1126-1126
Sam AH, Reid MD, Amin A, 2020, High-stakes remote-access open-book examinations, Medical Education, Vol:54, ISSN:0308-0110, Pages:767-768
et al., 2019, Comparing single-best-answer and very-short-answer questions for the assessment of applied medical knowledge in 20 UK medical schools: Cross-sectional study, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-7
et al., 2018, Very-short-answer questions: reliability, discrimination and acceptability, Medical Education, Vol:52, ISSN:0308-0110, Pages:447-455
et al., 2015, Clinical outcomes in patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas managed conservatively, Clinical Endocrinology, Vol:83, ISSN:0300-0664, Pages:861-865
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
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, Beynon HLC, 2010, Wound Botulism., New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:363, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:2444-2444