Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

New Patient Status

Accepting all New Patients

Education

Internship and Residency

Children’s Medical Center
Pediatrics
Dallas, TX
1981 – 1983

Medical Schools

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Newark, NJ
1980

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico
1978

Undergraduate School

Georgetown University
Bachelor of Arts in French, Minor in Biology
Washington, DC
1974

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Fellow

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Diplomate

Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS)
Member

Texas Medical Association (TMA)
Member

Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
Member

Past Appointments

Baylor Richardson Medical Center
Chief of Pediatrics and Peer Review

The Medical Center of Plano
Chief of Pediatrics and Peer Review

THR Presbyterian Plano
Vice Chief of Pediatrics and Peer Review

Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
President

Biography

Dr. Samara attending a classic car show

After practicing for many years in Plano, Dr. Samara joined Forest Lane Pediatrics in order to enjoy the support and camaraderie of a group of like-minded colleagues. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York and did his premedical studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC. with undergraduate degrees in Biology and French. An interval of living in Mexico allowed him to become proficient in Spanish as well as to appreciate life in another culture.

Dr. Samara graduated with a degree in Medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He then came to Dallas for his internship and residency at Children’s Medical Center. He opened a practice in Plano and has spent the subsequent years enjoying working with families as they navigated the sometimes difficult job of rearing healthy and resilient children.

Dr. Samara spends his free time cooking

His professional associations include certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and fellowship in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.

Dr. Samara spends his free time cooking and especially enjoys the relaxation of baking bread and trying to perfect that perfect loaf. He spends time at the gym to work off the benefits of all that kitchen time. For the past 10 years, he has been one of the physician volunteers at North Dallas Shared Ministries, a local clinic for the uninsured.

When he can get away, he pursues the often obscure and hidden antique Chinese snuff bottles that he collects as a member of an international collector’s society. Small and exquisite, they have been a gateway to a larger world of history, travel, and art. He also loves to attend classic car shows where it is always more advisable to be an enthusiastic onlooker than a collector.