Pamela Samson, MD, MPHS
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
- Phone: 314-747-1786
- BA, Chemistry & Anthropology: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) (2001)
- MA, International Studies: University of Washington (Seattle, WA) (2003)
- MS, Physiology: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, OH) (2007)
- MD, Doctor of Medicine: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, OH) (2011)
- MPHS (Masters in Population Health Sciences): Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) (2015)
- Residency in General Surgery: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) (2016)
- Residency in Radiation Oncology: Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) (2020)
- Lung Cancer
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- GI Malignancies
Dr. Samson is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and holds master’s degrees in China Studies from the University of Washington, molecular physiology from the University of Cincinnati, and population health sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati with honors including the Peter T. Klogour Salutatorian Prize, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. In medical school, she also completed a scholars program in geriatric medicine. She served as general surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis upon graduating medical school and completed a research fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at that time also. She then completed her clinical training as a radiation oncology resident at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Samson’s clinical interests include multi-modality therapy for malignancies of the lung, esophagus, and mediastinum as well as radiation therapy for cardiac arrhythmias refractory to medical management. Her clinical research has focused on treatment allocation modeling for early Stage NSCLC patients, decision analysis research, and cost-effectiveness analyses. In addition to over forty peer reviewed research publications, she has authored several thoracic surgery book chapters, and has served as a coauthor for two surgical review books. She is a member of the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Her national service includes serving on the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable Committee on Survivorship, Stigma, and Nihilism, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Cancer in the Elderly Committee, and is on the Editorial Board for Radiation Oncology for the Journal of Thoracic Disease.