Maria C. Sam, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

57 Ratings

Maria C. Sam, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general), Sleep Disorders (adult and pediatric)

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1983
  • M.S., University of Maryland-Baltimore, 1984
  • M.D., Ponce School of Medicine-Puerto Rico, 1989
  • Internship, Medicine, Franklin Square Hosp, 1990
  • Residency, Neurology, West Virginia Univ Hosp, 1993
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sleep Medicine


  • Am Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • Am EEG Society
  • Am Epilepsy Society
  • European Epilepsy Association

NPI Number

  • 1598741670
Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

57 Ratings

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Migraine Disorders; Ambulatory Care; Medicine; Specialization; Office Visits
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Recent Publications

Comparison of stereo-EEG and grid-implanted phase II patients' experience prior to epilspsy surgery: the Wake Forest experience [abstract]. Woodard V, Boggs J, Couture D, Laxton A, Popli G, Silvia M, Sam M, Munger-Clary H, Wong M, O'Donovan C.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2016 Dec 2-6; Houston (TX). 2015;():A2.171.

Status of neurology medical school education: results of 2005 and 2012 clerkship director survey. Carter JL, Ali II, Isaacson RS, Safdieh JE, Finney GR, Sowell MK, Sam MC, Anderson HS, Shin RK, Kraakevik JA, Coleman M, Drogan O.. Neurology. 2014;83(19):1761-1766.

The use of minimally invasive MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy in the treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy of children and young adults [abstract]. Witcher MR, Couture D, Sam M, Popli G.. Epilepsia. 2013;54(Suppl 3):190.

Occurrence of burst suppression during treatment for NCSE is not associated with better prognosis [abstract]. Greiner H, Sam MC, Bell WL, O'Donovan CA.. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):40.

Incidence of seizure freedom with adjunctive and monotherapy levetiracetam in patients with refractory epilepsy and new-onset seizures [abstract]. Hong KJ, Bell WL, Sam MC, O'Donovan CA.. Epilepsia. 2008;49(Suppl 7):100.

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Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurology (general), Sleep Disorders (adult and pediatric)
Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Maria C. Sam, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Maria C. Sam, M.D.57 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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*Dr. Sam is the most caring and attentive doctor I have ever had. I look forward to continued treatment with her.


I love Dr.Sam! I have had her since 2005 and I now live in Charleston SC and I still see her I wouldnt see anyone else for my neurologist


*Dr. Sam is wonderful. I am thankful to have her as my doctor.


*Dr. Maria Sam is an amazing physician! She truly cares and it shows in all she does.


I feel like I get more information and understanding and concern for me and what I was going through than I have from my home town. Neurologist in the entire year I have spent seeing her. It's actually pretty sad that I have spent a year getting such poor care.


*Dr. Sam is the best.


I love *Dr. Sam! I only struggle w/the difficulty in getting an appointment with her. She's terrific!


Dr Sam is very caring and takes considerable time to discuss


*Dr. Sam is excellent! She is always the same, she is the most caring, listening physician I have ever seen!


Because of *Dr. Sam's love and perfections, I have thoroughly recommended her and I will continue.


I only see *Dr. Sam 1 X/year, so when we do see each other she is very thorough and spends a lot of time with me, listens, discusses, problem solves, ...


I am thankful for *Dr. Sam and her staff.

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