Medical School

  • Medical College of Georgia , 2008 , Augusta , GA


  • Hasbro Children's/Rhode Island Hospitals, Brown University , 2013 , Providence , RI


  • Hasbro Children's/Rhode Island Hospitals, Brown University , 2013 , Providence , RI


Dr. Samsel’s research focuses on overlapping and under-recognized physical and psychiatric diagnoses, problems, and interventions to improve the quality of life of patients with serious illness. He also has special interests in communication, neuropsychiatric illness, integrated behavioral health, and palliative care.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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  1. Samsel C, Kearney J, Meadows AL, Abrams A, Hirst JM, Muriel AC. Olanzapine for chemotherapy-induced nausea: Lessons learned from child and adolescent psychiatry. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Oct; 65(10):e27289. View abstract
  2. Samsel C, Ribeiro M, Ibeziako P, DeMaso DR. Integrated Behavioral Health Care in Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 10; 26(4):785-794. View abstract
  3. Brand S, Wolfe J, Samsel C. The Impact of Cancer and its Treatment on the Growth and Development of the Pediatric Patient. Curr Pediatr Rev. 2017; 13(1):24-33. View abstract
  4. Guvenek-Cokol PE, Gallagher K, Samsel C. Medical Traumatic Stress: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Iatrogenic Acute Food Refusal in the Inpatient Setting. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):693-698. View abstract
  5. Samsel C, Muriel AC. Risk factors and treatment for steroid-related mood and behavior symptoms in preschool children with leukemia: A case series. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 02; 64(2):343-345. View abstract
  6. Samsel, C. AACAP News. Integrated Care for Seriously Ill Children: The Synergy of Psychosomatics and Palliative Care. 2016; 47(6):210-211. View abstract
  7. Samsel C, Lechner BE. End-of-life care in a regional level IV neonatal intensive care unit after implementation of a palliative care initiative. J Perinatol. 2015 Mar; 35(3):223-8. View abstract
  8. Samsel, C. Ketamine: A Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression or Party Drug of the ‘70’s?. Brown University Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update. 2013; 15(1):2-3. View abstract
  9. Samsel, Chase Baldwin; Bassali, Reda W.; Steele, John CH; Hultén, Kristina G.; Murray, Dennis Lynn. Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Necrotizing Fasciitis in an Infant. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 2008; 30(22):171-173. View abstract