Rodney Samaan, MD

Rodney Samaan, MD

Cardiology Sherman Oaks, CA

Cardiologist, Epic Cardiology, Los Angeles, California


Office Address

  • 4940 Van Nuys Blvd
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Rodney Samaan, MD

Cardiology Sherman Oaks, CA

Cardiologist, Epic Cardiology, Los Angeles, California

Summary

  • I am a board certified cardiologist with interests in preventive cardiology, sports medicine, aging and wellness, and adolescent cardiology. I also have a growing interest in technology many influences on healthcare systems and the delivery of health.
    I also consult with disruptive healthcare companies who are working to make healthcare more accessible and cost effective for patients. This includes faircaremd.com

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: General Cardiology
  • Clinical Interests: Lipids; Echocardiography; Preventive cardiology; Sports medicine; preventive cardiology; transradial approach; adolescent and sports medicine cardiology; nuclear medicine; echocardiography; lipidology

Education & Training

  • St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Case Western Reserve University - University HospitalsCase Western Reserve University - University Hospitals
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • Case Western Reserve University - University HospitalsCase Western Reserve University - University Hospitals
  • University of Kentucky College of MedicineUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public HealthUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
  • Centre College

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2011 - 2015
  • KY State Medical LicenseKY State Medical License2010 - 2016
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License2007 - 2016
  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease
  • American society of nuclear medicineNuclear
  • American Society of EchocardiographyEchocardiography

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationathenaClinicals EHR, athenahealth, Inc, 2013
  • Severe Widening of the QRS complex, Left Ventricular Depression, Syncope Induced by Propafenone Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation12th Annual Residents and Fellows Research Paper, 2009
  • Student Development Council ScholarshipUniversity of Kentucky College, 2001

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Severe Widening of the QRS complex, Left Ventricular Depression, Syncope Induced by Propafenone Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation.  Samaan, RA. Sobamowo, E. Tamburrino, F. Grodman, R. Isber, N, Texas Heart Journal
  • Reflections as the First Year Ends: What the Past Holds for the Future.  Samaan, RA, Cardiology (compendium magazine of JACC)
  • Are provider self efficacy and attitudes related to cardiovascular prevention associated with better treatment outcomes?  Litaker, D., Watts, B., Samaan, Ober, S., Lawrence, R, Translational Research

Abstracts/Posters

  • A Computer Primer: Data Mining and Analysis using the Internet. Samaan, RA, National Association for School-Based Health Care Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • Atherosclerosis Concerns for the Pediatrician. Samaan, R, National Arab American International Medical Conference, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Overview of Radial Angiography. Samaan, R, National Arab American National Medical Conference, NYC, NY

Other

Research History

  • ABC News Medical Unit, Intern2005 - 2005
    Internship in medical research on newsworthy medical topics, discussions with researchers, synthesize and prepare background medical information for ABC programs
  • EIS (Epidemic Information Surveillance) Intern, Center for Disease Control, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Atlanta, GA2003 - 2003
    Dr. Darwin Labarthe, MD, PhD. Literature review regarding the interaction between cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Acknowledged in review article: Can we save the brain? A public health question. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages S65-69. D Labarthe
  • Intern, Robert Graham Institute on Health Policy, Washington, DC, Dr. Larry Green, MD2002 - 2002
    Performed research analysis on maternity care services provided by Family Physicians
  • Research Assistant, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY and Mondana,, Ecuador2000 - 2000
    Designed and participated in a research study to collect data regarding ambulatory diagnosis statistics from a clinic in the Amazon region of Ecuador (see publications)
  • Research Assistant, Universitat de Bokentur Department of Biochemistry, Vienna, Austria, Dr. Jungbauer, PhD1995 - 1995
  • Research Assistant, Centre College Department of Biology, Dr. Randy Hunt, PhD1994 - 1996
    Research on the sexual behaviors of leafhoppers (see presentations)

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Arabic

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Medical Groups

  • River Cities Cardiology MPC

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