Dr. Salem Samra was born and raised in New Jersey where he graduated as valedictorian from the Ranney School. He completed a double major in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to attend medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with high honors, Alpha Omega Alpha, and received the prestigious DeBakey Scholar Award. He completed a six-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale University and stayed on to complete a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Yale. During his training, Dr. Samra published numerous papers in plastic and hand surgery and presented his research at multiple regional and national meetings.
Dr. Samra joined The Samra Group on July 1, 2013. He is on the medical staff of Bayshore Community Hospital, Riverview Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center (Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Divisions), and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Samra is trained in the full spectrum of plastic surgery including: craniofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, reconstructive oncology, body contouring, burn surgery, wound care, cosmetic surgery, and has particular expertise in hand and microsurgery after his fellowship training at Yale. The fellowship consisted of a one-year immersion in the orthopedic and plastic reconstructive procedures of the wrist, hand and fingers as well as peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgical reconstruction of complex defects using free tissue transfers.
Dr. Samra has participated in many international surgical missions. The first was in November of 2011 when he traveled to Pereira, Colombia with the group Changing Children’s Lives. There he performed numerous craniofacial reconstructive surgeries on both children and young adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial deformities. In March of 2013, along with Hand Help, Inc., he traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras for one week to perform hand surgeries on patients in need. The procedures involved complex reconstructive hand surgeries on patients (adults and children) with delayed presentations of nerve and tendon injuries as well as congenital deformities. With the Syrian American Medical Society, Dr. Samra has traveled twice to Amman, Jordan to treat Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in their homeland. His first trip was in May of 2013 and then he re-visited Amman in March of 2015. In Jordan he has performed various procedures including lower extremity reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, flap reconstruction of pressure sores in spinal cord injury patients, and complex reconstructive hand surgeries including bone, tendon, and nerve grafting.
With an international perspective and a local upbringing, Dr. Samra is pleased to serve his native community of central New Jersey, implementing his skills in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery.
Dr. Samra Discusses Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Salem Samra Discusses Basilar Thumb Arthritis
Dr. Salem Samra Discusses His Approach to Surgery
His patient was interviewed as the cover story of The Bay, on her state-of-the-art Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction surgery done at Raritan Bay Medical Center last November. This was performed as a team effort led by Dr. Salem Samra and included Dr. Asaad Samra, Dr. Said Samra and Dr. Munjal Patel. Our patient had amazing results and is doing well. We are proud of her strength and recovery!
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“In January 2016, one of my family members had Dr. Salem Samraperform reconstructive surgery. From the consultation, the staff, the nurses at Bayshore Hospital, and Dr. Samra performing the surgery, our family was taken care of with care and kindness, professional expertise throughout. With Dr. Samra and his impressive medical knowledge, calm demeanor and compassionate bed-side manner, we had results that went far and above our expectations. All of the positive results we can say came from the performance in the operating room. Outstanding skillfulness and the best compliment is my family member is happy, comfortable, confident, and reconstructed as nature intended. If you are in a situation that you need any type of reconstructive surgery, please make an appointment with Dr. Salem Samra and the Samra PLastic Surgery Center. Thank you for taking care of us, Dr. Samra.”Anthony M. Tobia
“Dr. Salem Samra provided excellent & timely emergency room service at Riverview Hospital, after I incurred an extensive forehead injury at a construction site. Dr. Samra’s bedside manner was very calming & reassuring. Most importantly, Dr. Samra’s reconstructive surgery was amazing – stitches out one week later, final bandage off two weeks after accident, leaving only a small mark, which is being treated with specific lotion & no sun. The staff at the Samra Group is excellent as well, my appointments were timely and the staff is professional & helpful. I am lucky Dr. Samra performed the surgery on me & highly recommend the Samra Group.”Kevin Rogers
“I went to see Dr. Salem Samra after I had an injury to my hand. Making the appointment, the office staff was incredibly helpful and accomodating. When I went in for my appointment, everyone in the office was friendly and professional. The wait for the doctor to see me was not long at all, contrary to other doctors’ offices. Dr. Samra was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and made me very comfortable. I have heard from others that he is great, which is why I came from a long distance away to see him, and I am so happy that I did. While I was there, I found out that he specializes in a number of different areas and will be looking to continue traveling to see him. It is hard to find a doctor that takes their time with you, but Dr. Samra really took his time and made sure I understood exactly what was going on with my hand. Thank you so much to the office for making me feel so comfortable.”Dina
“Dr. Salem Samra is the most skilled and compassionate Surgeon that anyone could ever hope to have as their physician. My experience with Dr. Salem was both a joy and relief after many plastic surgeons said they couldn’t do the surgery that I needed. Dr. Salem explained in detail all of my options. His first option healed me in great preparation for my final surgery. His complex surgery removing a section of skin from my forearm and providing an artery and vein to my affected elbow has made me whole again!! I now work out four days a week and am stronger than before. Thank you Dr. Samra.”William Smith
“Dr. Salem Samra took excellent care of our daughter who needed a minor surgery. He had our complete confidence. We were more than pleased with our experience at Samra plastic surgery.”Rosemary Spagnuolo Glancy
"Dr. Salem Samra was one of the best surgeons I have ever met. He took his time to explain the procedure and the recovery time. Salem and Samantha were thoughtful and very helpful during the office visits, which made each visit a enjoyable experience."Peter Yuen
Dr. Salem Samra is a leader in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His work around the world has improved the health and lives of many people who had, in many cases, deformity or severe trauma to their extremities or face. Dr. Salem Samra can be reached by contacting Samra Plastic Surgery’s offices in Old Bridge or Holmdel.
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