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George Samraj, MD

CHFM Faculty

George Samraj, MD
Associate Professor and Director,
Family Medicine Obstetrics and Women’s Health Program
Family Medicine Residency Program
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 265-7001 Fax: (352) 265-9584
e-mail:georges@ufl.edu

Professional Biography

After receiving his M.D., Dr. Samraj completed residency in General Surgery in India, Obstetrics and Gynecology in London, England, and Family Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida.  In addition to his title as Associate Professor at the Family Medicine at Main Street clinics, Dr. Samraj serves as the Director and Head of Obstetrics and Women’s Health Services at UF Family Medicine, Medical Director of the Medical Home Project, and the Family Medicine Residency Program’s Course Director for the Obstetrics/Women’s Health track. Dr. Samraj has been an investigator in over 40 research projects funded by nearly $1 million. Dr. Samraj is also an active volunteer physician providing healthcare for uninsured or low-income populations for UF’s Equal Access Clinic and Alachua County’s We Care Program.

Education/Training

Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
I-BS Vivekananda College
Madurai, India
Chemistry
MD Madras Medical College
Madras, India
Medicine
Residency Madras Medical College
Madras, India
General Surgery
Residency Royal College
London, United Kingdom
OBGYN
Residency St. Vincent’s
Jacksonville, Florida
Family Medicine
Fellowship University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
MEME

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Association of Family Physicians
  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
  • Member, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in America’s Top Family Doctors, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Listed in Continental’s Professional and Executive Who’s Who, 2010
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty of the Year, University of Florida Family Medicine Residency Program, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2006-2007
  • Listed in Florida’s Best Doctors, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Nominated for International Health Professional of the Year, International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England, 2004
  • Listed in International Who’s Who, 2001
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Diabetes, American Diabetes Association, 2001
  • Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 1999
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award, 1998

Recent Projects and Grants

  • Co-Principal Investigator, Medical Home Project (Department of Health Federal Grant)
  • Principal Investigator, “Does teaching evidence-based medicine improve patient outcome?” (Perry Foot Foundation, $10,000)
  • Co-Investigator, “Medical Home – Health coach” (Low Income Pool Grant, State of Florida)
  • Principal Investigator, “A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active Controlled Study to Compare the Effect of 24 Weeks Treatment with Vildagliptin 100 mg QD or Metformin 1500 mg QD in Elderly Drug Naïve Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” (Novartis, $6,327)
  • Principal Investigator, “A 52 week extension to a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active controlled study to compare the effect of 52 weeks treatment with LAF237 50 mg bid to metformin up to 1000 mg bid in drug naïve patients with type 2 diabetes” (Novartis, $3,662)

Academic Interests

  • Faculty Head, Family Medicine OB Program and OB  Curriculum
  • Director, Family Centered Prenatal Care at Family Medicine and  the OB track
  • Family Medicine CME/noon conference program coordinator
  • Member, Resident Education Committee

Recent Publications

  • Samraj GPN: Female Urethritis. O’Brien J, Miles TP. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, e Essential-Evidence-Plus as an evidence based medicine database  Revision May 2013.
  • Do cardioselective beta-blockers adversely affect lung function and respiratory symptoms in people with reversible airway disease? George P Samraj (MD, MRCOG) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2012. DOI: 10.1002/cca.35.
  • In people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, does individual patient education improve outcomes? George P Samraj (MD, MRCOG) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2012. DOI: 10.1002/cca.1
  • How do grommets (ventilation tubes) affect outcomes in children with recurrent acute otitis media? George P Samraj (MD, MRCOG) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2012. DOI: 10.1002/cca.33.
  • What are the effects of long-term ambulatory oxygen in people with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? George P Samraj (MD, MRCOG) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2012. DOI: 10.1002/cca.86.
  • Kuritzky L, Samraj GP Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of low back pain. J Pain Res. 2012;5: 579-90.