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Samrat U. Das, MD
Immediate Past President
Current Position: Dr. Samrat Das is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine and the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical education at Duke University School of Medicine.
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.
He is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
Clinical Interest: Medical Education, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Sedation, Inter professional Education
Research Interest: Innovative strategies for 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:
- President, American Federation of Medical Research 2021-22
- Chair, Southern section of American Federation of Medical Research 2019-20
- Bernard Feldman Distinguished Lectureship Award in 2016 for outstanding contribution as physician and educator for education of medical students and residents- University of Nevada Reno 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: Immediate Past President
Term: 5/1/22 - 4/30/23
Dr. Samrat Das is currently the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate medical education and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine.
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 UNR 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. He was also the Vice-chair of education for pediatrics in August 2014. He has received numerous teaching and leadership awards from medical students and residents. In 2017, he moved to Duke University School of Medicine and has continued his passion for teaching and mentoring. Dr. Das is passionate about mentoring young trainees and students as evidenced by numerous publications his mentees have produced. During his career, he has had both internal and extramural funds to support his educational programs and research.
He is a recipient of several awards including America's Top Pediatricians and Patient's Choice Award. Before assuming the role of President of AFMR, he held several leadership positions with AFMR including Chair of Southern section of AFMR and Secretary-treasurer for the Western Sectional of American Federation of Medical Research and served on its national council for several years.