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Sam Sugimoto, MD | Department of Medicine

Sam Sugimoto, MD

Sam Sugimoto, MD

Sam Sugimoto, MD


Sam is originally from Berkeley, California and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in neurosciences. He then spent three years teaching and serving as Head of Science at a preparatory school in Berkeley, where he specialized in teaching kids with learning differences.

Sam has a diverse array of interests and has a passion for teaching patients and families about the importance of nutrition and fitness. Her served as a cooking and activities volunteer with the Brenner Families in Training program and facilitated a collaborative composting program between the FIT program and a local garden that distributes produce to food insecure patients seen in the Downtown Health Plaza clinic. In recognition of his outstanding patient care skills and dedication, he was selected by his peers for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Sam enjoys road cycling, gardening, cooking and music (he has produced two albums and published a cookbook)!

  • Undergraduate

    University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Medical School

    Wake Forest University