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Albert D Sam II, M.D. ,M.M.M., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Albert Sam has recently joined Shoreline Surgical Associates. He joins SSA from Tulane University where he was an associate professor and chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at the Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute. After graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College, he received his medical education at the Duke University School of Medicine and then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). At UIC Dr. Sam received a Master’s of Science degree in Surgery from the UIC graduate college where his thesis directly resulted in a new drug use patent for the treatment of sepsis. He then completed a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at the Feinberg Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago after which he became one of the first physicians nationally to be board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery, and endovascular medicine. He also completed Tulane’s executive Master of Medical Management degree from Tulane University’s Public Health School – department of Health Systems Management.

Prior to joining Tulane’s faculty, Dr. Sam practiced in a private group for 10 years in Baton Rouge where he also served as the chief of vascular surgery for the Baton Rouge General hospital where he developed the region’s first multidisciplinary, multi-practice limb salvage program.  In addition to being an active clinician he has been an active researcher – serving as a principal investigator for numerous national and international vascular clinical trials including the landmark NIH stroke trials CREST and CREST-2.

Administratively he led Tulane’s Gulf South Quality Network – a clinically integrated, statewide physician network comprising overseeing processes to improve quality and safety. Dr. Sam has received numerous awards for both his clinical and civic contributions to Louisiana and SSA warmly welcomes Dr. Sam, his wife Roberta and their children to Connecticut.