Marc Samsky, MD

Start Year
2021

Education and Training

College/University
Duke University

Medical School
Duke University

Residency
Duke University

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Duke University

Advanced Training in Cardiology Fellowship
Duke University

Honors, awards and distinctions

  • Chief Resident, Durham VA Medical Center, 2017-18
  • Joseph R. McClellan Award. For Excellence in Teaching and Patient Care. Duke University Hospital, 2018.
  • Eugene A. Stead Student Research Scholar, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011-2012

Fellow Perspective

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
The camaraderie of the fellows is my favorite part of our program. I have made friends and colleagues that will last a lifetime. I have also very much appreciated that our faculty treat us as colleagues and partners.

Tell us briefly about your background before fellowship.
I am initially from Chicago. I came to Duke for college and have been here ever since.

Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?
Of all of the programs that I visited, the Duke program had the most well rounded “curriculum.” We have an incredibly busy hospital and therefore rigorous clinical training experience. The fellows are central to the mission of Duke Heart, and we are allowed for plenty of autonomy with faculty back up if/when needed. We also have several unique training paths following the 2 years of clinical work. Finally, there are many different paths for research training. Truly a robust experience no matter what you are looking for.  

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?
Look for a program that will offer a diverse set of experiences so that if you do not know what you want your career to look like while applying (it is definitely OK to not know), you’ll be able to use your clinical experiences to figure it out.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?
With any aspect of medical training, you will get out of it whatever you put in. Show up, be engaged, work hard, take great care of patients, and you’re guaranteed to have a meaningful experience with plenty of learning.

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work?
I came here for college (from a “big city”) and haven’t left. That says a lot about Duke and the Durham area. Durham is a fantastic place to live.

Publications

Naidu, Srihari S., David A. Baran, Jacob C. Jentzer, Steven M. Hollenberg, Sean van Diepen, Mir B. Basir, Cindy L. Grines, et al. “SCAI SHOCK Stage Classification Expert Consensus Update: A Review and Incorporation of Validation Studies: This statement was endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC), International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in December 2021.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 79, no. 9 (March 2022): 933–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.01.018.

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35115207
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Tobin, Rachel S., Marc D. Samsky, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Christopher M. O’Connor, Mona Fiuzat, Haider J. Warraich, Kevin J. Anstrom, et al. “Race Differences in Quality of Life following a Palliative Care Intervention in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure: Insights from the Palliative Care in Heart Failure Trial.” J Palliat Med 25, no. 2 (February 2022): 296–300. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2021.0220.

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34851740
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Proudfoot, Alastair G., Antonis Kalakoutas, Susanna Meade, Mark J. D. Griffiths, Mir Basir, Francesco Burzotta, Sharon Chih, et al. “Contemporary Management of Cardiogenic Shock: A RAND Appropriateness Panel Approach.” Circulation. Heart Failure 14, no. 12 (December 2021): e008635. https://doi.org/10.1161/circheartfailure.121.008635.

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34807723
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Wan, Luxi, Marc D. Samsky, Christopher M. O’Connor, Amanda Stebbins, Brooke Alhanti, Haider J. Warraich, Kimberly S. Johnson, et al. “Patterns of Change in Individual Domains of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire With a Palliative Care Intervention for Patients With Advanced Heart Failure: Insights from PAL-HF.” J Card Fail 27, no. 12 (December 2021): 1476–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.02.007.

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33647475
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Samsky, Marc D., Robert J. Mentz, Amanda Stebbins, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Aaron W. Aday, Neha J. Pagidipati, W Schuyler Jones, et al. “Polyvascular disease and increased risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes: Insights from the EXSCEL trial.” Atherosclerosis 338 (December 2021): 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.10.011.

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34741929
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Samsky, Marc D., David A. Morrow, Alastair G. Proudfoot, Judith S. Hochman, Holger Thiele, and Sunil V. Rao. “Cardiogenic Shock After Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Review.” Jama 326, no. 18 (November 9, 2021): 1840–50. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.18323.

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34751704
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Samsky, Marc D., Carmelo A. Milano, Salpy Pamboukian, Mark S. Slaughter, Emma Birks, Steven Boyce, Samer S. Najjar, et al. “The Impact of Adverse Events on Functional Capacity and Quality of Life After HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.” Asaio J 67, no. 10 (October 1, 2021): 1159–62. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000001378.

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33927085
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Greene, Stephen J., Sujung Choi, Steven J. Lippmann, Robert J. Mentz, Melissa A. Greiner, N Chantelle Hardy, Bradley G. Hammill, et al. “Clinical Effectiveness of Sacubitril/Valsartan Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.” J Am Heart Assoc 10, no. 16 (August 17, 2021): e021459. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.121.021459.

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34350772
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Gutierrez, J Antonio, Marc D. Samsky, Ryan D. Schulteis, Lin Gu, Rajesh V. Swaminathan, Aaron W. Aday, and Sunil V. Rao. “Venous thromboembolism among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals.” Am Heart J 237 (July 2021): 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.03.010.

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33745899
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