Imperial College London

Dr Amir H Sam

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Head of Imperial College School of Medicine, Reader



+44 (0)20 7594 3617a.sam




148Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Dr Amir Sam is Head of Imperial College School of Medicine. He is a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals. 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. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sam SA, Peleva E, Fung CY, et al., 2019, Very short answer questions: a novel approach to summative assessments in pathology, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, Vol:10, ISSN:1179-7258, Pages:943-948

Sam AH, Westacott R, Gurnell M, 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

Bhatt PS, Sam AH, Meeran KM, et al., 2019, The relevance of cortisol co-secretion from aldosterone-producing adenomas, Hormones-International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol:18, ISSN:1109-3099, Pages:307-313

Field SM, Burstow NJ, Owen DR, et al., 2019, Using team-based revision to prepare medical students for the prescribing safety assessment, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, Vol:2019, ISSN:1179-7258, Pages:501-506

Hall C, Peleva E, Vithlani RH, et al., FEEDBK: a novel approach for providing feedback., Clin Teach

Almazrouei RA, Sam AH, Meeran K, et al., 2019, PARATHYROID SESTAMIBI REVEALS MENINGIOMA., Endocrine Practice, ISSN:1530-891X

Abbara A, Clarke S, Eng PC, et al., 2018, Clinical and biochemical characteristics of patients presenting with pituitary apoplexy, Endocrine Connections, Vol:7, ISSN:2049-3614, Pages:1058-1066

Abbara A, Clarke S, Nesbitt A, et al., 2018, Interpretation of serum gonadotropin levels in hyperprolactinemia, Neuroendocrinology, Vol:107, ISSN:0028-3835, Pages:105-113

Ali SN, Jayasena CN, Sam AH, 2018, Which patients with gynaecomastia require more detailed investigation?, Clinical Endocrinology, Vol:88, ISSN:0300-0664, Pages:360-363

Sam AH, Hameed S, Harris J, et al., 2016, Validity of very short answer versus single best answer questions for undergraduate assessment, BMC Medical Education, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6920

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

Hu MH, Li XF, McCausland B, et al., 2015, Relative importance of the arcuate and anteroventral periventricular kisspeptin neurons in control of puberty and reproductive function in female rats, Endocrinology, Vol:156, ISSN:1945-7170, Pages:2619-2631

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 AH, Meeran K, 2013, Recent advancements in the drug treatment of endocrine diseases, Clinical Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1470-2118, Pages:170-175

Sam AH, Meeran K, Sam AH, et al., 2013, Clinically relevant endocrine anatomy, Medicine, Vol:41(9), Pages:485-487

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, Troke RC, Tan TM, et al., 2012, The role of the gut/brain axis in modulating food intake, Neuropharmacology, Vol:63, ISSN:0028-3908, Pages:46-56

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, Tan T, Meeran K, 2011, Insulin-mediated 'pseudoacromegaly', Hormones-International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol:10, ISSN:1109-3099, Pages:156-161

Sam AH, Salem V, Ogilvie AJ, et al., 2011, PARANEOPLASTIC HYPOGLYCEMIA-"BIG" DEAL, Endocrine Practice, Vol:17, ISSN:1530-891X, Pages:303-305

Sam AH, Salem V, Ghatei MA, 2011, Rimonabant: From RIO to Ban., J Obes, Vol:2011

Sam AH, Dhillo WS, 2010, Kisspeptin: A Critical Regulator of Puberty and Reproductive Function, Current Drug Targets, Vol:11, ISSN:1389-4501, Pages:971-977

Sam AH, Dhillo WS, 2010, Management of amenorrhoea, Mims Women’s Health, Vol:5, Pages:14-17

Bech P, Winstanley V, Murphy KG, et al., 2008, Elevated cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript immunoreactivity in the circulation of patients with neuroendocrine malignancy, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol:93, ISSN:0021-972X, Pages:1246-1253

Sam AH, Dhillo WS, Meeran K, 2007, What’s new in Endocrinology?, Medicine, Vol:35, Pages:125-127

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