Imperial College London

Professor Amir H Sam

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Head of Imperial College School of Medicine, Professor



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Professor Amir Sam is a consultant endocrinologist at Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals. He is Head of Imperial College School of Medicine and Director of the Charing Cross Campus 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 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 is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Reid MD, Sam AH, 2020, Reflections on assessment in the wake of change from the COVID-19 pandemic., Med Educ

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

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

Sam AH, Field SM, Collares CF, et al., 2018, Very-short-answer questions: reliability, discrimination and acceptability, Medical Education, Vol:52, ISSN:0308-0110, Pages:447-455

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

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