Dr. Samuel is a nationally renowned clinician, surgeon and researcher. He received his M.D. from Meharry Medical School and his Ophthalmology residency training from the Henry Ford Hospital. He was awarded and completed the first fellowship in pediatric retinal surgery at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He completed a second fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship at the Doheny Retina Institute, University of Southern California.
Upon completion of his two fellowships, he accepted an academic position at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, an internationally recognized eye hospital. He was a member of the Retina Service and an assistant professor of ophthalmology for three years. Here, Dr. Samuel trained numerous residents and retina fellows in surgical and medical retinal diseases in one of the largest and most highly regarded programs in the nation.
Dr. Samuel has published over 25 peer-reviewed research articles, a number of book chapters for medical text, and is a section editor for the Retina Times Magazine, a publication of the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He has also authored the leading book, Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families.
Dr. Samuel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, and retinal vascular diseases. Surgically, Dr. Samuel has special expertise in the management of complex pediatric retinal disorders. He has operated on hundreds of patients from around the world who were referred for second opinions.Dr Samuel is known in the southern california area as the "Doctor's Doctor" and has one of the most extensive patient rosters of physicians and opt …