Dr. Susan Sam, MD - Kovler Diabetes Center

Susan Sam, MD

Diabetes Educator Sam SusanAssistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Sam is an adult endocrinologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She also has a clinical interest in other reproductive disorders leading to menstrual irregularity in women, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. She is also a teacher and mentor to medical students, residents and endocrinology fellows.

She has received prestigious research grants and has published her findings in a number of scientific journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

She serves as a manuscript reviewer for scientific journals such as Clinical Endocrinology, Obesity and Fertility and Sterility and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Research interests:

  • Metabolic abnormalities associated with PCOS, including high risk for development of type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders and obesity
  • Inflammation and other fat tissue abnormalities’ influence on development of insulin resistance in PCOS

Clinical interests:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders


  • MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Internship, Residency, and Fellowship: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine