Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center (LAOC)
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center (LAOC)

Marc A. Samson, MD

Dr. Samson

Board-Certified in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital
Specializing in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Shoulder and Knee Surgery

Medical Degree

University of California, California College of Medicine, Irvine, California

Internship

New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital, New York, New York

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

New York Medical College and Westchester County Hospital, Valhalla, New York

Boston University and Boston Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

Sports Medicine Fellowship

SOAR, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, California

Certifications

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board-Certified in Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the California Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Achievements

  • Named One of America's Top Surgeons, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Awarded an excellence in teaching award from USC-California Hospital Residency Program
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • Assistant NFL Team Physician San Francisco 49'ers Football Team, 1997-98
  • NFL Rookie Combine Physician Examiner, San Francisco 49'ers, Indianapolis, 1998
  • Team Physician, Santa Clara University, 1997-98
  • Team Physician, Stanford University, 1997-98
  • Team Physician, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 1995-97

Research & Publications

  • Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Instability: Current Concepts. Surgical Technology Review. M. Samson, M. Dillingham, G. Fanton. 1998
  • Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy, 3rd edition, J.F. Guhl, M.D. Chapter 19: The Use of Laser for Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy. M. Dillingham, G. Fanton, M. Samson. 1998
  • Primary Rheumatology, 1st edition, E.D. Harris, Jr., M.D. Trauma- It's management by the primary care physician and the orthopaedic surgeon. M. Samson, M. Dilligham, G. Fanton. 1998
  • The Anatomic Variability of the Axillary Nerve: Implications for Arthroscopic Surgery. T. Foster, M. Samson. 1996
  • Conducted independent research studying the effects of Thyroid Hormone on the development of muscarinic receptors in rat cerebral cortex. 1987-1988 at U.C. Berkeley.
  • Presented this work at the fall, 1987 meeting of the American Physiological Society. The same study was published in the August, 1987 issue of the PHYSIOLOGIST.
  • Conducted anesthesiology research, with department chairman Dr. Kevin Tremper, U.C. Irvine Medical Center- Developing non-invasive monitors of transcutaneous PO2 and direct infrared analyzers of end-tidal CO2, summer 1987
  • Investigated the effects of Adrenal Hormones on the development of glucocorticoid receptors in rat G.I. tract & brain, 1986 at U.C. Berkeley.
  • Helped develop a non-radioactive marker for DNA plasmid transformation with Dr. Kenneth Jones, Cal. State Univ. Northridge, summer 1986.

Presentations

  • Management of Osteoarthritis: Current Concepts. Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, Ca. July 2000. Given to the Medical Staff.
  • Traumatic Injuries to the Knee: Physical Diagnosis and Treatment. University of Southern California, School of Medicine. April 2000. Given to the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.
  • Traumatic Injuries to the Shoulder: Physical Diagnosis and Treatment. University of Southern California, School of Medicine. March 2000. Given to the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.
  • Traumatic Injuries to the Knee: Physical Diagnosis and Treatment. Good Samaritan Hospital Trauma Course, Los Angeles, Ca. September 1999.
  • Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Instability: Current Concepts. Stanford University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grand Rounds. Stanford, Ca. April 1988.

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