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Samrat U. Das, MD, Southern Section Chair-Elect
Samrat U. Das, MD
Southern Section Chair-Elect
Samrat U. Das, MD

Current Position: Dr. Samrat Das is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at Duke Children's
Education: Following graduation from Government medical college Nagpur in India, he completed a pediatric residency at New York Medical College and subsequently was Chief Resident at that institution.
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Complex Care, Pediatric Sedation
Research Interest: Innovative strategies graduate and undergraduate medical education, inter professional education, simulation education, epidemiology of child maltreatment and observational studies to improve clinical practice in the area of inpatient pediatrics.
Award and Honor:
  • Chair-elect, Southern section of American Federation of Medical Research 2018
  • Bernard Feldman Distinguished Lectureship Award in 2016 for outstanding contribution as physician and educator for education of medical students and residents- University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Excellence in Leadership Award 2015, 2016- University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Outstanding Educator of the year in 2014 - University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Lead Screening Award from Nevada Health District in 2010
  • Edward Wasserman Award for best outgoing resident award at New York Medical College, NY

Current AFMR position: Southern Section Chair-Elect
Term: 4/27/2018 - 2/28/2019

Dr. Samrat Das is residency program director and vice chair for education at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in Las Vegas.

He completed his residency at New York Medical College where he received the best intern and best outgoing resident award. After completing his chief residency, he relocated to Las Vegas.

After spending time as a pediatrician in a medically underserved community of Clark County, he joined the School of Medicine faculty as a pediatric hospitalist. He decided to take the path of being an educator, mentor, as well as advocate for young trainees who choose a career in pediatrics by becoming program director in August 2014. He received the outstanding educator of the year award from the class of 2014.

Dr. Das is director of clinical simulation training for pediatric residents. His research interest is in interprofessional education using simulation.

He has published several publications and is a recipient of several awards including America's Top Pediatricians and Patient's Choice Award.

He is currently the secretary-treasurer for the Western Sectional of American Federation of Medical Research and serves on its national council. Dr. Das also serves on the Simulation Pediatric Education Group of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

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