Susan Sam, MD, MSc

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Associate Professor of Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Susan Sam, MD, MSc, is an adult endocrinologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She also has a clinical interest in other reproductive disorders leading to menstrual irregularity in women, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

Dr. Sam's research focuses on the metabolic abnormalities associated with PCOS such as the high risk for development of type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, and obesity. In particular, she examines how abnormalities in fat tissue, such as inflammation, lead to development of insulin resistance in PCOS. She has received prestigious research grants and has published her findings in a number of scientific journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Sam serves as a manuscript reviewer for scientific journals such as Clinical Endocrinology, Obesity and Fertility and Sterility, in addition to sitting on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Sam is also a teacher and mentor to medical students, residents and endocrinology fellows.

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship

  • Northwestern Medicine

Residency

  • Northwestern Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Endocrine Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2003

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology

Languages Spoken

  • English