EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Medical College of Georgia , 2008 , Augusta , GA

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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.

CERTIFICATIONS

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

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Parent-Reported Symptoms and Perceived Effectiveness of Treatment in Children Hospitalized with Advanced Heart Disease. J Pediatr. 2021 Jul 02. View abstract
  2. Risk factors for steroid-induced affective disorder in children with leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 May; 68(5):e28847. View abstract
  3. Characterization Study of Patients Presenting to an Acute Care Pediatric Hospital Identified With Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 07; 10(7):600-607. View abstract
  4. Psychotropic medication use trends in a large pediatric and young adult solid organ transplant population. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 05; 23(3):e13380. View abstract
  5. Reply to: Comment on: Olanzapine for chemotherapy-induced nausea: Lessons learned from child and adolescent psychiatry. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 01; 66(1):e27490. View abstract
  6. Olanzapine for chemotherapy-induced nausea: Lessons learned from child and adolescent psychiatry. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Oct; 65(10):e27289. View abstract
  7. Integrated Behavioral Health Care in Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 10; 26(4):785-794. View abstract
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. AACAP News. Integrated Care for Seriously Ill Children: The Synergy of Psychosomatics and Palliative Care. 2016; 47(6):210-211. View abstract
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Necrotizing Fasciitis in an Infant. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 2008; 30(22):171-173. View abstract