Physician Profile

Flora Sam, MD

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Medical School:

  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (1989)


  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York NY (1994)

Post Residency:

  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston MA (1996)
  • Research Fellowship in Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston MA (1998)
  • Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship in Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA (2000)

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Special Interest(s):

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diastolic heart failure


An associate professor of medicine. She is a current recipient of a NIH R01 to study the role of aldosterone in cardiac remodeling. She is also a past recipient of a Clinical Investigator Development Award from the NIH to study the role of oxidative stress in human heart failure. She also received a Beginning Grant-in-Aid from the American Heart Association. Her basic research interests focuses on mechanisms of ventricular remodeling in the failing heart, especially pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic mechanisms that mediate cardiac remodeling in heart failure and hypertension.

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Flora Sam, MD

Primary Address

88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-8060
Fax: (617) 638-8946

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