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Armando Samuels, MD, FACP

Professor, Medicine

Armando Samuels
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Kidney diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Hemodialysis

Research Interests

  • Natural history of renal function in heart transplant patients
  • Hepatitis C in intercity dialysis units
  • Renal functions in heart transplant patients
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1996
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1993
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Amador Guerrero Hospital, Republic of Panama, 1983
  • Rotating Internship, Social Security Metropolitan Hospital and Amador Guerrero Hospital, Republic of Panama, 1980
  • MD, University of Panama School of Medicine, Panama City, Republic of Panama, 1978
  • BS, Science, Abel Bravo College, Colon, Republic of Panama, 1971


  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • Society of Ibero Latin American Professionals
  • Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Society of Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals
  • Renal Advisory State Board, Pennsylvania


Allgren, R.L., Marbury, T.C., Rahman, S.N., Weisberg, L.S., Fenves, A.Z., Lafayette, R.A., Sweet, R.M., Genter, F.C., Kurnik, B.R.C., Conger, J.D., Sayegh, M.H., (Samuels, L.A., participant for the Auriculun Anaritide Acute Renal Failure Study Group).  Anaritide in acute tubular necrosis.  New England Journal of Medicine, 336:828-834, 1997.

Hansson, L., Zanchetti, A., Carruthers, S.G., Dahlof, B., Elmfeldt, D., Julius S., Menard, J., Rahn, K.H., Wedel H., Westerling S., (Samuels, L.A., participant for the HOT study group).  Effects of intensive blood pressure lowering and low-dose aspirin in patients with hypertension:  principal results of the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) randomized trial.  The Lancet, 351:1755-1762; 1748-1749, 1998.

Nsah, E.N., Samuels, L.A., Grippo, V., Gillilian, R.E.  Atrial myxomas revisited:  A twenty year clinic on echocardiographic experience in a community teaching hospital.  Intercontinental Cardiology.

Chapter:  Critical Care Study Guide.  Samuels, LA, Criner, G, D’Alonzo, G.  2001 pp 693-706. (This book was recently named as Outstanding by Critical Care Medicine Journal 2003, Vol. 31, No.2.)