Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Samara’s office is located at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
Forest Lane Pediatrics of Plano
6300 W. Parker Rd, Medical Office Building 2, Suite 126
Plano, Texas 75093
Hours for scheduled appointments
Wednesday Extended Hours by appointment.
Dallas Office Saturday Morning Hours (8 am – 10 am): Appointments are available in our Dallas office every Saturday morning.
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Biography – David E. Samara, MD, FAAP – Plano Pediatrician
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.
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.
David E. Samara, MD, FAAP – Curriculum Vitae
Forest Lane Pediatrics
2016 – Present
2003 – 2016
Good bedside manner
Preventive care expert
Works easily with nursery staff
Honest care with high ethical standards
Attentive to costs
Fluent in Spanish
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
Texas Medical Association
Dallas County Medical Society
Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
Chief of Pediatrics and Peer Review – Baylor Richardson Medical Center
Chief of Pediatrics and Peer Review – The Medical Center of Plano
Vice Chief of Pediatrics and Peer Review – THR Presbyterian Plano
President-Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
Selected Career Accomplishments
Owner of Pediatric Place, a general pediatric acute care clinic in Plano, TX
Volunteers at North Dallas Shared Ministries’ medical clinic since 2006, an acute care clinic for working poor.
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, currently in year two of MOC 5 year cycle.
Successfully implemented performance improvements and practice changes through maintenance of certification exercises in obesity, developmental pediatrics and breast feeding.
Fulfilled state mandated CME hours
Maintained good standing while on staff at three hospitals
Investigated, purchased and implemented an EMR system for use in two offices.
No past or pending malpractice actions or sanctions or limitations on practice by any hospital or government entity.
Children’s Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
M.D.: Medical Degree
Completed the two clinical years of medical school
1978 Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
medical school years 1-2
Learned Spanish in six months and began medical studies in Mexico. After two years of tuition there, successfully passed part 1 of the National Boards and was admitted to the New Jersey Medical school in 1978.
NYU/Bellevue Hospital New York, NY
Rheumatology Lab Technician
Home study and planned acceptance to medical school
Bachelor of Arts: French
Minor in Biology GPA 3.2
Texas license No. G5564
Insured through Texas Medical Liability Trust