Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Michael Samuels, M.D.

General Information

Michael  Samuels, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-689-4451


  • English


  • American Board of Radiology-Radiation Oncology


  • Radiation Oncology


  • Associate Professor
  • Medical Director, UM/Sylvester Clinical Research Services

Clinical Interests

Radiation therapy of cancers of the head/neck, lung, brain and melanoma

Research Interests

Toxicity reduction in the treatment of head/neck cancers
Functional rehabilitation after radiation therapy for head/neck cancers
Chemoradiotherapy and radiosurgery for lung cancers


Elected to Fellowship with the American College of Radiology (FACR)
Recipient of the ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award for the 2005 Mt. Sinai CCOP
Merck Award for medical scholarship
Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (junior year)
Graduated Yale Magna Cum Laude, with Distinction in English


1993 Radiation Oncology-Permanent Certification
American Board of Radiology
1992 Chief Resident in Therapeutic Radiology
Yale-New Haven Hospital
1992 Resident in Therapeutic Radiology
Yale University/New Haven Hospital
1989 Intern
Boston University School of Medicine
1988 M.D
Tufts University School of Medicine
1984 B.A English
Yale University


Dr. Samuels serves as Medical Director for the Sylvester Cancer Center Clinical Research Services (CRS), with over 60 employees and tasked with providing support for all cancer center therapeutic clinical trials. He serves the University of Miami Department of Radiation Oncology as Vice Chairman for Quality and Program Development. 

Dr. Samuels received his medical degree from Tufts University in 1988 and completed his training in Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University in 1992. He then spent 8 years on the faculty of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, serving as Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology from 1998 to 2000 and running the head and neck radiation therapy service. That year, he left Cleveland to practice in Miami at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a community teaching hospital. In 2010, he joined the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center as Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology and director of the head/neck cancer radiation oncology service.

Dr. Samuels’ clinical interests include the treatment of cancers of the head and neck and lung. He has run several studies investigating optimal methods of administering amifostine safely. He is a member of the CALGB Radiation Oncology Core Committee and has served as a Principal Investigator on lung cancer cooperative group trials. He is a member of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Guidelines and Standards Committee. In 2010, he was honored as a Fellow of the ACR.

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