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Dr. Rafik Samuel


Rafik Samuel, MD


Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-3807

FAX: 215-707-4414

Email: samuelr@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases


Educational Background:


BA, University of Pennsylvania


MD, Temple University School of Medicine


Residency in Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital


Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Temple University Hospital


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clinical Interests:


HIV medicine

Infections in transplant patients

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professional Societies:


Member, American College of Physicians

Member, American Society of Internal Medicine

Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Member, HIV Medical Association

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Internal medicine

Infectious diseases



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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25671515. Holtzman CW, Shea JA, Glanz K, Jacobs LM, Gross R, Hines J, Mounzer K, Samuel R, Metlay JP, Yehia BR, Mapping patient-identified barriers and facilitators to retention in HIV care and antiretroviral therapy adherence to Andersen's Behavioral Model. AIDS Care 27:7(817-28)2015

21811910. Grant M, Samuel R, Bettiker RL, Suh B, Antiretroviral therapy 2010 update: current practices and controversies. Arch Pharm Res 34:7(1045-53)2011 Jul

21323565. Clauss H, Collins JM, Eldakar-Hein S, Palermo B, Gentile N, Adige S, Pace W, Duffalo C, Menajovsky J, Zambrotta J, Zachary D, Axelrod P, Samuel R, Bettiker R, Prevalence and characteristics of patients with undiagnosed HIV infection in an urban emergency department. AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:4(207-11)2011 Apr

18547905. Blanchard E, Klibanov OM, Axelrod P, Palermo B, Samuel R, Virologic success in an urban HIV clinic: outcome at 12 months in patients who were HAART na´ve. HIV Clin Trials 9:3(186-91)2008 May-Jun

18194369. Clauss H, Samuel R, Simultaneous mold infections in an orthotopic heart transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis 10:5(343-5)2008 Oct

17634309. Bofinger JJ, Fekete T, Samuel R, Bacterial peritonitis caused by Kingella kingae. J Clin Microbiol 45:9(3118-20)2007 Sep

17461996. Monkowski DH, Axelrod P, Fekete T, Hollander T, Furukawa S, Samuel R, Infections associated with ventricular assist devices: epidemiology and effect on prognosis after transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis 9:2(114-20)2007 Jun

16833010. Samuel R, Bettiker R, Suh B, Antiretroviral therapy 2006: pharmacology, applications, and special situations. Arch Pharm Res 29:6(431-58)2006 Jun

15762934. Sherman-Weber S, Axelrod P, Suh B, Rubin S, Beltramo D, Manacchio J, Furukawa S, Weber T, Eisen H, Samuel R, Infective endocarditis following orthotopic heart transplantation: 10 cases and a review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis 6:4(165-70)2004 Dec

15569230. Levin T, Suh B, Beltramo D, Samuel R, Aspergillus mediastinitis following orthotopic heart transplantation: case report and review of the literature. Transpl Infect Dis 6:3(129-31)2004 Sep

14872467. Anim-Appiah D, Bono B, Fleegler E, Roach N, Samuel R, Myers AR, Mycobacterium avium complex tenosynovitis of the wrist and hand. Arthritis Rheum 51:1(140-2)2004 Feb 15

12138976. Samuel R, Axelrod P, John KS, Fekete T, Alexander S, McCarthy J, Truant A, Todd B, Furukawa S, Eisen H, Spotnitz W, An outbreak of mediastinitis among heart transplant recipients apparently related to a change in the united network for organ sharing guidelines. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:7(377-81)2002 Jul

12135090. Samuel R, Bettiker RL, Suh B, AIDS related opportunistic infections, going but not gone. Arch Pharm Res 25:3(215-28)2002 Jun

11059817. Samuel R, Suh B, Antiretroviral therapy 2000. Arch Pharm Res 23:5(425-37)2000 Oct

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