Imperial College London

Professor Amir H Sam

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Head of Imperial College School of Medicine, Professor







148Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





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) in 2003. 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 as well as numerous 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. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sam AH, Bala L, Westacott RJ, et al., 2021, Is academic attainment or situational judgment test performance in medical school associated with the likelihood of disciplinary action? a national retrospective cohort study, Academic Medicine, Vol:96, ISSN:1040-2446, Pages:1467-1475

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, 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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