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Susan Sam, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Susan Sam, MD, MSc, is an adult endocrinologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She also has a clinical interest in other reproductive disorders leading to menstrual irregularity in women, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

Dr. Sam's research focuses on the metabolic abnormalities associated with PCOS such as the high risk for development of type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, and obesity. In particular, she examines how abnormalities in fat tissue, such as inflammation, lead to development of insulin resistance in PCOS. She has received prestigious research grants and has published her findings in a number of scientific journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Sam serves as a manuscript reviewer for scientific journals such as Clinical Endocrinology, Obesity and Fertility and Sterility, in addition to sitting on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Sam is also a teacher and mentor to medical students, residents and endocrinology fellows.

Practice Location

University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Illinois at Chicago

Internship and Residency



The Endocrine Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6138

Office Fax

(773) 834-7205

Office Postal Address

Susan Sam, MD, MSc
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1027
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Sam's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.