Dr. Ricardo A Samson MD Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Ricardo Samson is a pediatric cardiologist in Tucson, Arizona. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including TMC Healthcare and University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Samson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 8 doctors at TMC Healthcare and one of 8 at University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus who specialize in Pediatric Cardiology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Cardiologist: General Pediatric Cardiology

Education & Medical Training

University of Arizona
Residency, Pediatrics, 1987 - 1990

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, 1990 - 1993

Children's Memorial Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, 1993 - 1994

University of Michigan Medical School
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 24 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 20 years in Pediatric Cardiology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Outcomes associated with amiodarone and lidocaine in the treatment of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest with pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
Valdes, S. O.,Donoghue, A. J.,Hoyme, D. B.,Hammond, R.,Berg, M. D.,Berg, R. A.,Samson, R.

The KCNJ8-S422L variant previously associated with J-wave syndromes is found at an increased frequency in Ashkenazi Jews.
Veeramah, K. R.,Karafet, T. M.,Wolf, D.,Samson, R. A.,Hammer, M. F.

Successful treatment of plastic bronchitis with low fat diet and subsequent thoracic duct ligation in child with fontan physiology.
Parikh, K., Witte, M. H., Samson, R., Teodori, M., Carpenter, J. B., Lowe, M. C., Morgan, W., Hardin, C., Brown, M., Naughton, Y., Sinha, S., Barber, B. J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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