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Charles Samenow Charles Samenow
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Office Phone: 202-741-2875
Email: Email
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • BA, University of Chicago, 1995
  • MD, University of Chicago, 1999
  • MPH, University of Michigan, 2003


Dr. Samenow is trained in general adult psychiatry and has specialized interests in professional health and wellness, addictions, and psychosomatic medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) and as the editor of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Samenow also serves as the course director for the GW School of Medicine's courses in Psychopathology and Conceptual Models and Human Sexuality. In addition to teaching psychiatry residents and medical students, Dr. Samenow sees patients in the outpatient division of the Department of Psychiatry and attends on the GWUH psychiatry hospitalist service.

Dr. Samenow has presented both nationally and internationally on physician and attorney health issues and has published peer reviewed articles on disruptive physician behaviors. He has received multiple honors and awards including election to Phi Beta Kappa, receipt of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's Leadership Development Award, and the 1999 Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program Award presented on Capital Hill by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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