Physician Profile: Selyne Samuel, MD

Premier Pulse     May 2021

Selyne Samuel, MD

What is your clinical specialty?

Breast surgical oncology

Where did you go to school?

Indiana University School of Medicine

What brought you to Premier Health? 

Moved back to the Midwest

Why did you choose medicine as a career? 

When I was a teenager, my mother gave me five career options and I really loved being in the hospital. 

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you? 

My mother

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?  

I can do 30 push-ups in 30 seconds

Where is your hometown?

Lagos, Nigeria

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?

University of Georgia Bulldogs - they seem to always choke in championship games

What is the last book you read? 

“The Alphabet Book”

What is your favorite song in your playlist?  

Owo Ni Koko

What is your favorite food?

Rice, rice, and more rice

What is your favorite hobby?

Cooking, eating, lifting weights, and spending time with my family

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?

Nigeria – so laid back, peaceful, and I’m with my extended family

Describe something (a thing, person, place, experience, etc.) for which you are especially thankful:

I thank God for all He has done for me, even when I failed to realize He was in control of my life and the path I should take.

Pick a side

iPhone or Android?

iPhone all the way.

Early bird or night owl?

Used to be a night owl in medical school and residency, now an early bird

Beach bum or mountain hiker? 

Beach bum

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?

Forever dress shoes

Paperback or e-reader? 


Coffee or tea?


Cooking or baking?


Sweet or salty?


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