Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 26, 2010
Contact : Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager  

Bayshore Community Hospital Announces 2010 Physician of the Year Said A. Samra, MD


Holmdel, NJ - Said A. Samra, MD has been named 2010 Physician of the Year by Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. He will be honored at the Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation's Charity Ball on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at the American Hotel in Freehold, NJ.

On staff at Bayshore Community Hospital since 1982, Dr. Samra has served on many committees, including the Medical Executive Committee, and is currently treasurer of the Medical Staff. Dr. Samra is also a partner at Bayshore's Ambulatory Surgery Center in Old Bridge. Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, Dr. Samra received his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School. A fully-trained general surgeon, Dr. Samra was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons in 1988. Dr. Samra is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been awarded Castle Connolly's Top Docs in Plastic Surgery for the New York Metro area for 13 consecutive years.

"It is an honor to be acknowledged for doing something I truly love," says Dr. Samra. "I am very happy to practice in a community such as Bayshore that is committed to excellence in patient care."

"Dr. Samra's expertise has served the Bayshore community for many years and his compassion toward his patients is admirable," says L. Scott Larsen, MD, vice president, Quality Improvement and Medical Affairs at Bayshore. "His extensive surgical background and solidarity toward family make him an ideal asset at Bayshore and extremely deserving of this award."

Dr. Samra lives in Holmdel with his wife, Raja Barakat, MD, a pediatrician, and is the father of four sons: Asaad H. Samra, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who works in the same practice; Salem Samra, MD, currently in residency at Yale University; Maher Samra is an assistant vice president of banking in New York City; and Fares Samra is studying at NYU Medical School.