Undergraduate Degree

  • Harvard University , 1985 , Cambridge , MA

Medical School

  • SUNY Syracuse College of Medicine , 1989 , Syracuse , NY


  • New York Hospital , 1990 , New York , NY


  • New York Hospital , 1992 , New York , NY


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1995 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard University , 1995 , Cambridge , MA


Dr. Samuels serves as an expert for the Department of General Pediatrics for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


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  1. Alon D, Sousa CV, Baranowski T, Barreira TV, Cabrera-Perez R, Chiu K, Fernandez A, Fleischman A, Huang S, Hwang J, Green MC, Lee IM, Lee K, Lessard S, Levitsky LL, Misawa A, Noubary F, Samuels R, Sun KJ, Thompson D, Lu AS. The impact of narratives and active video games on long-term moderate-to-vigorous physical activity: A randomized controlled trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 09; 96:106087. View abstract
  2. Rea CJ, Samuels RC, Shah S, Rosen M, Toomey SL. Electronic Consultation: Latest Evidence Regarding the Impact on Referral Patterns, Patient Experience, Cost, and Quality. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Sep - Oct; 20(7):891-892. View abstract
  3. Knight JR, Sherritt L, Gibson EB, Levinson JA, Grubb LK, Samuels RC, Silva T, Vernacchio L, Wornham W, Harris SK. Effect of Computer-Based Substance Use Screening and Brief Behavioral Counseling vs Usual Care for Youths in Pediatric Primary Care: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 06 05; 2(6):e196258. View abstract
  4. Rea CJ, Bottino C, Chan Yuen J, Conroy K, Cox J, Epee-Bounya A, Kamalia R, Meleedy-Rey P, Pethe K, Samuels R, Schubert P, Starmer AJ. Improving rates of ferrous sulfate prescription for suspected iron deficiency anaemia in infants. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 07; 28(7):588-597. View abstract
  5. Rea CJ, Wenren LM, Tran KD, Zwemer E, Mallon D, Bernson-Leung M, Samuels RC, Toomey SL. Shared Care: Using an Electronic Consult Form to Facilitate Primary Care Provider-Specialty Care Coordination. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Sep - Oct; 18(7):797-804. View abstract
  6. Katz IT, Bogart LM, Fu CM, Liu Y, Cox JE, Samuels RC, Chase T, Schubert P, Schuster MA. Barriers to HPV immunization among blacks and latinos: a qualitative analysis of caregivers, adolescents, and providers. BMC Public Health. 2016 08 25; 16(1):874. View abstract
  7. van Haren SD, Ganapathi L, Bergelson I, Dowling DJ, Banks M, Samuels RC, Reed SG, Marshall JD, Levy O. In vitro cytokine induction by TLR-activating vaccine adjuvants in human blood varies by age and adjuvant. Cytokine. 2016 07; 83:99-109. View abstract
  8. Samuels RC, Ward VL, Melvin P, Macht-Greenberg M, Wenren LM, Yi J, Massey G, Cox JE. Missed Appointments: Factors Contributing to High No-Show Rates in an Urban Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Sep; 54(10):976-82. View abstract
  9. Bottino CJ, Cox JE, Kahlon PS, Samuels RC. Improving immunization rates in a hospital-based primary care practice. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 133(4):e1047-54. View abstract
  10. Lee LK, Walia T, Forbes PW, Osganian SK, Samuels R, Cox JE, Mooney DP. Home safety practices in an urban low-income population: level of agreement between parental self-report and observed behaviors. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec; 51(12):1119-24. View abstract
  11. Asante PA, Cox J, Sonneville K, Samuels RC, Taveras EM. Overweight prevention in pediatric primary care: a needs assessment of an urban racial/ethnic minority population. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Oct; 48(8):837-43. View abstract
  12. Fortuna RJ, Palfrey JS, Shelov SP, Samuels RC. Paediatric experiences with work-hour limitations. J Eval Clin Pract. 2009 Feb; 15(1):116-20. View abstract
  13. RJ Fortuna, JS Palfrey, SP Shelov, RC Samuels. Pediatric Residency Program Directors’ Experiences with Work-Hour Limitations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2008; In Press. View abstract
  14. Nakamura MM, Simons WW, Samuels R, Daniel J, Mandl KD. Service-oriented architecture for pediatric immunization decision support. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11; 1056. View abstract
  15. Samuels RC, Liu J, Sofis LA, Palfrey JS. Immunizations in children with special health care needs in a medical home model of care. Matern Child Health J. 2008 May; 12(3):357-62. View abstract
  16. Powers ME, Cox J, Samuels RC. Immunization Rates among Children of Adolescent Mothers. Presented at the PAS Meeting Toronto, ON. 2007. View abstract
  17. Willis E, Frazier T, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Marcdante K. Pediatric residents address critical child health issues in the community. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2007; 1(3):273-80. View abstract
  18. Nakamura MM, Simons WW, Samuels RC, Daniel J, Mandl KD. Service-Oriented Architecture for Pediatric Decision Support. Presented at AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) meeting in Chicago, IL. 2007. View abstract
  19. Ronald C Samuels and WIlliam G Bithoney. Pediatric Education in Community and Office Settings (Starter Kit for Community Preceptors) - Chapter on Serving the Underserved. 2007. View abstract
  20. Samuels R, Chadwick DD. Predictors of asphyxiation risk in adults with intellectual disabilities and dysphagia. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2006 May; 50(Pt 5):362-70. View abstract
  21. Webster RA, Clarke L, Avery T, Cox J, Samuels RC. Mental Health Referrals in a Primary Care Practice. Presented at the PAS Meetings, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  22. Missal S, Samuels RC, Avery T, Cox J. Referrals to Social Work and Mental Health Services in Primary Care: Analysis of Patterns and Development of Services. Presented at the PAS Meetings, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  23. Taveras EM, Avery T, Sonneville K, Sullivan MJ, Samuels RC, Cox J. Association of Maternal Overweight with Childhood Overweight Risk Factors. Presented at the PAS Meetings, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  24. Willis E, Wendelberger-Marcdante K, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Frazer T. Pediatric Residents' Community-Based Initiatives Improve Child Health. 2005. View abstract
  25. Risko W, Avery T, Samuels RC, Cox J. Saying No to Post Call Clinics—Impact of an Alternative Clinic Day Model on Resident's Experiences . Presented at the PAS Meetings, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  26. Willis E, Wendelberger-Marcdante K, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Frazer T. Utilizing Parents in Pediatric Graduate Medical Education. Presented at the PAS Meetings, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  27. Asante P, Cox J, Rein J, Hannon C, Samuels RC , Taveras E. Childhood Obesity Prevention: Which Behaviors Are Parents Ready To Change?. Presented at PAS Meeting, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  28. Samuels RC, Chi GW, Rauch DA, Palfrey JS, Shelov SP. Lessons from pediatrics residency program directors' experiences with work hour limitations in New York State. Acad Med. 2005 May; 80(5):467-72. View abstract
  29. Samuels RC, Chi GW, Rauch DA, Palfrey JS , Shelov SP. Lessons from Pediatrics Residency Program Directors' Experiences with Work Hour Limits in New York State. Academic Medicine. 2005; 80(5):467-472. View abstract
  30. Samuels RC and Bithoney WG. Serving the Underserved: A Residents Education Case Based Curriculum, Part I, 2nd edition. 2004. View abstract
  31. RC Samuels and WG Bithoney. Training Residents to Serve the Underserved: A Residents Education Curriculum - Part 1 (2nd Edition). 2004. View abstract
  32. Kemper KJ, Amata-Kynvi A, Dvorkin L, Whelan JS, Woolf A, Samuels RC, Hibberd P. Herbs and other dietary supplements: healthcare professionals' knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 May-Jun; 9(3):42-9. View abstract
  33. Kemper KJ, Amata-Kynvi A, Sanghavi D, Whelan JS, Dvorkin L, Woolf A, Samuels RC, Hibberd P. Randomized trial of an internet curriculum on herbs and other dietary supplements for health care professionals. Acad Med. 2002 Sep; 77(9):882-9. View abstract
  34. Samuels RC, Appel L, Reddy SI, Tilson RS. Improving accuracy in a computerized immunization registry. Ambul Pediatr. 2002 May-Jun; 2(3):187-92. View abstract
  35. Samuels RC, Appel L, Readdy S, and Tilson M. Improving Accuracy In a Computerized Immunization Registry. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2002; 2:187-192. View abstract
  36. Kemper K, Amata-Kynvi A, Sanghavi D, Whelan J, Samuels RC and Hibbered P. Randomized Trial of a Internet Curriculum on Herbs and Other Dietary Supplements for Health Care Professionals. Academic Medicine. 2002; 77:9. View abstract
  37. Samuels RC and Cohen LE. Understanding Growth Patterns. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2001. View abstract
  38. Shaw JS, Samuels RC, Larusso EM, Bernstein HH. Impact of an encounter-based prompting system on resident vaccine administration performance and immunization knowledge. Pediatrics. 2000 Apr; 105(4 Pt 2):978-83. View abstract
  39. Shaw JS , Samuels RC , Bernstein HH . Vaccine Registries are Useful Despite Data Entry Errors. Presented at the APA Meeting in New Orleans, LA. 1998. View abstract
  40. Cox JE, Samuels RC, Melinkovich P, and Bithoney WG. Serving the Underserved Curriculum Use Survey. Ambulatory Child Health. 1997; 3:275-281. View abstract
  41. Samuels RC, Sarah R, Palfrey, JS. General Pediatric Fellowships: A Pathway to Academic Careers?. Presented at the APA Meeting in Washington DC. 1997. View abstract
  42. Rider E, Samuels R, Wilson K, Homer C. Physical growth, infant nutrition, breastfeeding, and general nutrition. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1996 Jun; 8(3):293-7. View abstract
  43. Bithoney WG, Samuels RC and Rivo ML. Medical School Clerkship Opportunities in General Pediatrics. Ambulatory Child Health. 1996; 1(4):340-346. View abstract
  44. Rider E., Samuels R., Wilson K., Homer C. Physical Growth, Infant Nutrition, Breastfeeding and General Nutrition. Current Opionion in Pediatrics. 1996; 8(3):293-7. View abstract
  45. Bithoney WG and Samuels RC. A Review of Child Maltreatment: A clinical Guide and Reference. NEJM 332(14) 968-9,1995. 1995; 332(14):968-9. View abstract
  46. Palfrey JS, Samuels RC, Haynie M, Cammisa ML. Health care reform: what's in it for children with chronic illness and disability. J Sch Health. 1994 Aug; 64(6):234-7. View abstract
  47. Palfrey JS, Samuels RC, Haynie M and Cammisa L. . Health Care Reform: What's In It for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability?. Journal of School Health. 1994. View abstract
  48. Meistrich ML, Samuels RC. Reduction in sperm levels after testicular irradiation of the mouse: a comparison with man. Radiat Res. 1985 Apr; 102(1):138-47. View abstract