Dr. Samaha completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University, and went on to earn his medical degree with Honors from Queen’s University in Ontario, followed by residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery at McGill University during which he also earned a Master of Science (MSc) degree. He completed his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2002 when he started practice.
He is board certified by the American Board Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Royal College of surgeons of Canada in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His clinical and surgical activities take place at his private surgical center and consist exclusively of esthetic facial surgery.
Dr. Samaha leads a yearly humanitarian surgical mission to the West Indies (St-Lucia) and takes part in a yearly mission to Southeast Asia (Hanoi, Vietnam), performing reconstructive surgery and teaching local surgeons and residents.
Dr. Samaha is heavily involved in teaching. McGill Otolaryngology residents complete their facial plastic surgery rotation in his surgical center. In addition, he directs and teaches the yearly Canadian Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery cadaver course.
He serves on the boards of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; has served on the executive of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology; and has also been associate editor of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology (UK) since 2008.