Sharmeen Samuel, MD

Dr. Sharmeen Samuel

Specializing In

  • Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr Samuel did medical school from Rawalpindi medical college, Pakistan and moved to the US in 2015. Prior to residency, she did voluntary research in Pediatric EP lab at Children’s hospital of Michigan, on cardiac resynchronization therapy in congenital heart disease patients. She joined Western Michigan University for Pediatric residency from 2016-2019 and subsequently completed Pediatric Cardiology fellowship from Cohen Childrens Hospital in NY (2019-2022). She recently joined JHRP/CHI as Pediatric Cardiology faculty.

Her clinical interest involves imaging, especially fetal echocardiography. She also has interests in non-invasive EP and fetal arrhythmia management.

Her research has mostly been focused on Pediatric EP including CRT in congenital heart disease patients and arrhythmias in COVID-19 patients. She published the first paper regarding pediatric arrhythmias and QTc changes in covid 19 patient population. This study got significant attention, and she was invited to speak as a faculty at HRS annual meeting 2022. The paper was awarded, the most outstanding publication in clinical research by HRS. She has presented her research at various national and regional conferences.

Since moving to the United States, she has expanded her interests outside of work. She is a very outdoors person and enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and sailing. She loves traveling, especially with family. She also enjoys cooking and baking.



English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi.



Pediatrics– Board Certified

Pediatric Cardiology– Board eligible.


Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics

Fellow of American College of Cardiology


Heart Rhythm outstanding publication award for young electrophysiologists in the area of clinical research (2022).

Distinction in the field of lesson planning, awarded by the University of Dundee (2013).

Certificate of academic excellence, awarded by Rawalpindi Medical College (2011).


Samuel S, Friedman RA, Sharma C, Ganigara M, Mitchell E, Schleien C, Blaufox AD. Incidence of arrhythmias and electrocardiographic abnormalities in symptomatic pediatric patients with PCR-positive SARS-CoV-2 infection, including drug-induced changes in the corrected QT interval. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Jul 1: S1547-5271(20)30632-9.

Samuel S, Dhanantwari P, Meyer DB. Myocardial ischaemia and valve insufficiency caused by a dysplastic aortic valve cusp: a previously unreported unique morphologic anomaly. Cardiol Young. 2020 Jul;30(7):1046-1049.

Samuel S, Fountain R, Start D, Karpawich PP. A Unique Case of Sudden Cardiac Death in an Infant. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Feb;58(2):253-256.

Samuel S, Karpawich PP, Scheurer-Monaghan A. A unique case of facial dysmorphism in an infant. NeoReviews. 2018, Feb; 19(2): 127-129.

Samuel S, Brown K, Patel D. Food additives: An overview of health implications, regulation and control in the United States. International Public Health Journal. 2018, Jan; 10(1): 33-40.

Brown K, Samuel S, Patel D. Pharmacologic management of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: a review for practitioners. Translational Pediatrics. 2018, Jan; 7(1): 36-47.

Bansal N, Samuel S, Zelin K, Karpawich PP. Ten-Year Clinical Experience with the Lumenless, Catheter-Delivered, 4.1-Fr Diameter Pacing Lead in Patients with and without Congenital Heart. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Jan;40(1):17-25.

Karpawich PP, Bansal N, Samuel S, Sanil Y, Zelin K. 16 Years of Cardiac Resynchronization Pacing Among Congenital Heart Disease Patients: Direct Contractility (dP/dt-max) Screening When the Guidelines Do Not Apply. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Aug;3(8):830-841.

Samuel S and Karpawich P. Clinical factors predicting therapeutic response to cardiac resynchronization therapy among congenital heart patients: Select abstracts from Cardiology 2017. World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2017, Feb; 8(2): 250-96.

Samuel S, Nanjappa S, Cooper CD, Greene JN. Human Metapneumovirus as an important respiratory pathogen in immunocompromised patients. Cancer Control, Journal of the Moffitt Cancer center. 2016, Oct; 23(4): 442-45.

Samuel E, Adil B, Afzal S and Samuel S. Association of Anti-Hepatitis C antibodies and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College. 2015, Aug; 19(S-1): 27-29.

Samuel S & Borgohain P. (2017). Inflammatory Bowel disease. In Donald E Greydanus, Orhan Atay and Joav Merrick (Ed.), Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Gastrointestinal Tract (pp. 55-72). New York: Nova Biomedical Publishers.

Samuel, S. (2013, July 12). How to design a comprehensive lesson plan. Medical Teacher. 4/mep.2014.003.0032, Pub Status: Published.