Mohamad Samman

Freelance Arabic Translator & Poem Writer

Location:Union City, California, United States
2 Skills
Mohamad M. A. Samman (412) 584-5042

Full Name: Mohamad Motaz Al Samman
Date of Birth: January 02, 1982
Place of Birth: Damascus, Syria
Gender: Male
Address: 47 Zulema Street, Front Apartment, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: (412) 584-5042


Graduation Degree: Very Good
Medical School: University of Aleppo school of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria. September 2000 - September 2006, Degree received: MD.
High School: Iben-Alameed High School, Damascus, Syria. September 1999 - June 2000. Scientific High School Degree (95%).


Examinations: - USMLE Step 3 Passed in Aug 2011.
- ECFMG Certified since April 27, 2010
- USMLE Step 2 CS Passed in March 2010
- USMLE Step 2 CK Passed in December 2009
- USMLE Step 1 Passed in June 2008
Membership Association: - Registered in Physicians Registry of Ministry of Health, Syrian Arab Republic and Licensed to practice medical profession inside Syria.
- Member of Syrian Medical Association.



1. Nephrology Externship: July 2012 (Avg. Hrs/Week: 40):
Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center, Bullhead city, AZ.

• Worked with Dr. Kartoumah during his patients round. Dr. Kartoumah is an interventional nephrologist. His practice is focused on Kidney transplant, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis Dialysis access and chronic kidney disease.
2. Transplant Surgery Observership: From Feb 2011 to June 2011 (Avg. Hrs/Week: 40):
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute/Department of Transplant Surgery, Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, M.D, Head Department of Small Bowel Transplant Surgery.

• I shadowed Dr. Abu-Elmagd during his inpatient rounds, out-patient consultations & follow ups, operation room and I attended the department conferences at Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC)/UPMC.

3. Gastroenterology Externship: November 2010 (Avg. Hrs/Week: 40):
King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC), Ashland, KY, USA, Department of Gastroenterology, Dr. Houssam Mardini, M.D, MPH, FACP, Gastroenterologist, Clinical Associate Professor of Marshall University, WV.

• I worked with Dr. Mardini during his in-patient, out-patient rounds and attended his procedures.

4. Neurological Observership: October 2010 (Avg. Hrs/Week: 40):
University of Minnesota/Saint Mary Duluth Clinic (SMDC), Duluth, MN Department of Neurology under the supervision of Dr. Ziad Al-Aani, M.D, Neurologist.

• I worked with Dr. Al-Aani during his clinical rotations and case discussion meetings with specialists from different departments.
• During the rotation I had the opportunity to do patient presentations and discuss the work-up and management plans with my supervisor.

PRIMARY AND URGENT CARE PHYSICIAN: Dec 2007 to Sept. 2010 (Avg. Hrs/Week: 64)
Emergency & Medical Services Agency (EMSA), Damascus, Syria

HOSPITALIST: Sept 2006 – Dec 2007 (Avg. Hrs/Week: 62)
Medical Care Center (MCC), Damascus, Syria
• Medical Care Center is one of the best private hospitals in Syria.


1. Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Research Center/ Researcher: August, Ongoing 2012 (Avg. Hours/Week: 40)
Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Research Center, Bullhead City, Arizona, USA. Dr, Mohamad Ramadan. M.D., Medical Director.
• Clinical Trial Studies: Worked with Dr. Ramadan on clinical trial studies for recurrent myocardial infarction prevention (CANTOS Study) and a long-acting injectable antipsychotic agent.

2. UPMC/ Research Fellow: July 2011 – June 2012 (Avg. Hours/Week: 40)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC), Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, M.D, Head Department of Small Bowel Transplant Surgery.
• Field Study: comparing quality of life between small bowel transplant recipients and non-transplant option in patients with irreversible bowel failure.

3. Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Research Center/ Researcher: December 2011 – January 2012 (Avg. Hours/Week: 40)
Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Research Center, Bullhead City, Arizona, USA. Dr, Mohamad Ramadan. M.D., Medical Director.
• Field Study: Physical Manifestations of Schizophrenia.

4. Medical School/ Medical Student: Nov. 2005 – Feb. 2006 (Avg. Hours/Week: 40)
University of Aleppo, School of Medicine. Aleppo, Syria. Medical Student, under the supervision of Riyad Asfari, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Nephrology.
• Field Study: Fluids & Electrolytes Disturbances and Acid-base Imbalance.


Greater Pittsburgh Literary Center (GPLC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA/Volunteer: Oct-Nov/2012 (Avg. Hours/Week: 2)
• Computer lab, software maintenance.
University of Aleppo School of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria/Medical Student: Jul. 2005 – Aug. 2005 (Avg. Hours/Week: 40)
• Preventive Medicine Camp and Community Services: in an underserved area of a suburb of Aleppo City.

• "Long-Term Survival, Nutritional Autonomy and Quality of Life after Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation" The Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC), UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Abu-Elmagd KM, Kosmach-Park B, Costa G, Zenati M, Martin L, Koritsky DA, Emerling M, Murase N, Bond GJ, Soltys K, Sogawa H, Lunz J, Al Samman M, Shaefer N, Sindhi R, Mazariegos GV.
Annals of Surgery, 2012 Sep; 256(3):494-508.
• “Physical Manifestations of Schizophrenia” The Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Research Center, Arizona.
Al Samman M, Ramadan M,
Will be presented by Dr. Al Samman in the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research 2013 in Orlando, FL, USA as an Oral/Poster Presentation.
• “Fluids & Electrolytes Disturbances and Acid-base Imbalance”, Aleppo University School of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria.
Al Samman M, Al-Hanash M, Asfari R N,
Aleppo University Publications, 2006 March.

ATLS/ALS Certificate

-English: Fluent.
-Arabic: Fluent.
-Italian: Little.

Microsoft Office software.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Reading, writing poetry, music and soccer.
Skills (2) Rating
Arabic Translation
Poem Writing