Philip Samuels

Philip Samuels, MD

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 101 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 33 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

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

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.

101 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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 13, 2020

    He listened and answered my questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

    Dr. Samuels is kind, caring and easy to talk to. He is attentive and very informative. Very comfortable with him as my doctor.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

    Dr. Samuels has been very caring & helpful throughout my pregnancy (which has been complicated & stressful).

  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2020

    All of the best MFM docs I have seen - including all pregnancies. Wish I would have known of him with my 1st pregnancy.

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

    Dr. Samuels is always friendly and down to earth, he makes everything easy to understand, and I feel like me & my babies are in good hands.

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

    Dr. Samuels is the BEST!

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2020

    My provider listened exceptionally to my questions and concerns.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2020

    My dr. was very calm and did an amazing job of calming my anxieties I had, had coming in, in regards to how everyone else was acting about COVID-19.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2020

    My doctors are great!

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

    Listened well, explained in detail, attentive, polite, very good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Samuels has reported no relationships with companies or entities.