Philip Samuels

Philip Samuels, MD

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 51 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 25 Patient Comments

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About Me

Philip Samuels, MD, is director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. He is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Originally from Corsicana, Texas, Dr. Samuals earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Texas. He completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Va., followed by a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Samuels’ clinical and research interests include the medical complications of pregnancy, especially neurological, hematological, renal, autoimmune and gastrointestinal (including liver). He has written book chapters and papers in these and other areas.

He is passionate about educating students, residents and fellows. He enjoys preparing them for lifelong learning; and teaching and modeling professionalism. His favorite part of medical education is bedside teaching.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Samuels enjoys spending time with family, gardening with native Ohio plants, bird watching, photography, theater and classical music.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2010–2019
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pregnancy, High-Risk
  • Reproductive Health
  • Collagen Diseases
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Preconception Care
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Premature Birth
  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Hematology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Texas, Houston, TX
8/1/1975 - 8/1/1976

Medical School

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
8/1/1976 - 6/1/1980


Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

7/1/1980 - 6/30/1984


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/1984 - 6/30/1986

Board Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN

American Board of OB/GYN (Subspecialty: Maternal & Fetal Medicine)

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

51 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

    First time meeting Dr. Samuels. Great bedside manner, answered all questions & took time to confirm my records were accurate in OSU's system (they were not & he made appropriate O's).

  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    Dr. Samuels is so caring and compassionate! I have a history of pre-term labor and he makes me feel calm and reassured. I feel very fortunate to have him co-manage my high risk pregnancy.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021


  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    I am extremely satisfied with the providers at OSU. I live an hour away and they have all worked diligently to coordinate care with specialists closer to home in between my OSU appointments.

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

    Dr. Samuels was very pleasant. I really appreciate that he seemed to be interested in what I had to say and was very knowledgeable about condition I was seeing him for. I highly recommend him. He took his time in my visit and I didn't feel rushed.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    Overall please, but unhappy that I was not contacted about the results of my urine culture, even though the results showed I required antibiotic treatment. Results were in MyChart Thursday an the following Monday I contacted the office since nno one had reached out.

  • Reviewed on Dec 02, 2020

    It's a pleasure when I see Dr. Philip, he is very good friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

    Dr. Samuels is by far the best doctor I have ever encountered. Even after 11 years he remembers me and the details of my health. He takes time to take care of all aspects of my health and mental health.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

    Have had three wonderful experiences at OSU MFM - all of the nurses, ultrasound technicians and doctors have been just wonderful for each of my pregnancies.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

    He listened and answered my questions.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Samuels has reported no relationships with companies or entities.