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Samuel McLean

Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair for Research



Residency: Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center (2001)
Post-Graduate: MPH, University of Michigan (1995)
Medical School: MD, University of Michigan (1995)
Undergraduate: BA Comparative Religion and Philosophy, Dartmouth College (1990)

What was your greatest recent accomplishment?

My pug Winston was the first dog to test positive for COVID and got more than 400 million media/social media views in 3 days. Also doing a lot of work to identify mental and physical health biomarkers and recovery trajectories after trauma exposure.

What grants have you received?

NIH Grant U01MH110925, Longitudinal Assessment of Post- traumatic Syndromes, $5,432,897, others.

What honors have you received?

Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator

What leadership positions do you hold in the department?

Research Vice Chair, Director, Institute for Trauma Recovery

Expert skills:

Pathogenesis/mechanisms of acute and chronic pain, mental health outcomes of traumatic stress exposure, clinical research.

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  • Phone Number

    (Office Phone)

  • Address

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Department of Anesthesiology


    Chapel Hill, NC 27516