Philip Samuels

Philip Samuels, MD

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Appointments: (614) 293-2222

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,” 2010–2018
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degrees

University of Texas

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Obstetrics / Gynecology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
7/1/1980 - 6/30/1984


OB/GYN / Maternal Fetal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
7/1/1984 - 6/30/1986

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN

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

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

Maternal-Fetal Medicine


67 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

The multiple doctors I saw during my visits were honest and accommodating considering I lived out of town and concerning my unborn child's health.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Wait time - bad. Referrals - terrible. Doctor's knowledge & bedside manner - great.

Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019

He was very nice and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Samuels went above and beyond what any doctor I've ever seen. He was funny and compassionate. He showed genuine concern for our situation. He even went down in the elevator with us to show us where the lab was to get bloodwork done.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2018

Dr. Samuels is an excellent physician!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Samuels is an exceptional physician. Not only does he know the medicine but he also a compassionate provider. Thank you!

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr. Samuels was AMAZING! I was sent to see him by Dr. Lepi just as precaution. He was great!!

Reviewed on May 01, 2018

Excellent provider took his time & was very thorough/knowledgeable. Addressed all concerns & was very reassuring!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

Always helpful with answering questions & talking about the pregnancy process.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Samuels always addresses my concerns and answers questions completely. He is very honest and caring. I know that he is intelligent, I trust his judgment, and I believe he truly cares for me as a patient.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Samuels has reported no relationships with companies or entities.