Dr. Samira Samiee is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology.
Dr. Samiee completed her MD at the Iran University of Medical Sciences & Health Services in Tehran followed by three years of pediatric residency training at Western University. It was during her residency that she developed an interest in neonatal pathophysiology and pharmaceutical science, which motivated her to pursue a two-year neonatology-perinatology fellowship at the University of Ottawa, and subsequent neonatal pharmacology fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. From there, she decided to extend her training into the field of translational research and was accepted into the Masters of Clinical and Translational Research program at George Washington University.
During her training she realized that, despite the medical community’s attempts to bridge the gap between knowledge and best practice, there was still a scarcity of available pharmaceutical data in newborns. This is what inspired her to pursue her field of research: neonatal clinical pharmacology. She has since authored original and review articles on medication dosing and safety in infant population and also a chapter in the obstetric and gynecology text, ‘Oxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth’.