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Sam grew up in San Antonio and was a highly ranked golf player while in High School in Texas before attending college at UT Austin.

As a medical student, Sam co-founded and served as VP for an International Relief group that supported a clinic in Costa Rica that cares for the underserved. Sam has an interest in GI medicine and has worked with several research projects focused on liver transplant outcomes. He serves as a student interviewer for his medical school, volunteers at the Transitional Living and Learning Center, and works as a member of the Stuttering Foundation which includes time mentoring and advising young members. Sam’s father attended UNC for his Surgical Oncology residency, and he is looking forward to continuing the Tar Heel legacy.

Sam continues to enjoy playing golf and basketball (playing as well as watching and analyzing on NBA reddit).


Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin


Sam Kahlenberg, MD