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Zeina Samaan, MD

  • 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



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.

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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.

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.

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. Ambulatory 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.

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