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Attending Physician, Pediatric Primary Care Center, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Associate Director, Clinical Integration, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4506

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Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

Dr. Samaan's main focus is in the area of primary care redesign. She is involved in collaboration with other primary care leaders in redesigning the system of care delivery to improve health promotion and prevention, access to medical care, outcomes for children with chronic disease, and patient and family experience, while decreasing the cost of care at a population level. Her role focuses on improving primary care preventive service delivery to the patient population she serves and she co-leads the Thrive By Five improvement initiative, a SP2020 Community Health Pillar goal, that aims at ensuring all five-year-olds have a healthy body and mind at kindergarten entry.

Additional Languages

Arabic

Clinical Interests

General pediatrics primary care

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics, Primary Care, General and Community Pediatrics

My Locations

My Education

MD: Damascus University, School of Medicine. Damascus, Syria, 1985.

Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1993.

My Publications

A Framework to Measure and Improve Well-Being in Primary Care. Brown, CM; Samaan, ZM; Mansour, ME; Glance, A; Morehous, JF; Taylor, S; Hawke, J; Kahn, RS. Pediatrics. 2020; 145:e20191531-e20191531.

Standardizing Clinical Response to Results of Lead Screening: A Quality Improvement Study. Brown, CM; Samaan, ZM; Glance, A; Haering, A; Steele, B; Newman, N. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20183085-e20183085.

Walk-in Model for Ill Care in an Urban Academic Pediatric Clinic. Warrick, S; Morehous, J; Samaan, ZM; Mansour, M; Huentelman, T; Schoettker, PJ; Iyer, S. Academic Pediatrics. 2018; 18:281-288.

Association of an Asthma Improvement Collaborative With Health Care Utilization in Medicaid-Insured Pediatric Patients in an Urban Community. Kercsmar, CM; Beck, AF; Sauers-Ford, H; Simmons, J; Wiener, B; Crosby, L; Wade-Murphy, S; Schoettker, PJ; Chundi, PK; Samaan, Z; et al. JAMA Pediatrics. 2017; 171:1072-1080.

A Virtual Reality Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Decreases Rates of Influenza Vaccine Refusal (Research Abstract). Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Beck, AF; Ollberding, NJ; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Samaan, Z; McLinden, D; Klein, MD. Academic Pediatrics. 2017; 17:e31-e31.

A Virtual Reality Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Decreases Rates of Influenza Vaccine Refusal. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Beck, AF; Ollberding, NJ; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Samaan, Z; McLinden, D; Klein, MD. Academic Pediatrics. 2017; 17:431-435.

Care Coordination Associated with Improved Timing of Newborn Primary Care Visits. Goyal, NK; Hall, ES; Kahn, RS; Wexelblatt, SL; Greenberg, JM; Samaan, ZM; Brown, CM. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2016; 20:1923-1932.

Implementation of a Preventive Services Bundle in Academic Pediatric Primary Care Centers. Samaan, ZM; Brown, CM; Morehous, J; Perkins, AA; Kahn, RS; Mansour, ME. Pediatrics. 2016; 137:e20143136-e20143136.

Narrowing Care Gaps for Early Language Delay: A Quality Improvement Study. Brown, CM; Beck, AF; Steuerwald, W; Alexander, E; Samaan, ZM; Kahn, RS; Mansour, M. Clinical Pediatrics. 2016; 55:137-144.

Development of a bundle measure for preventive service delivery to infants in primary care. Brown, CM; Samaan, ZM; Morehous, JF; Perkins, AA; Kahn, RS; Mansour, ME. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015; 21:642-648.