University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Dr. Samar Nahas

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - Gynecology/Oncology

Dr. Samar Nahas

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UCR Women's Health Clinic
19330 Jesse Lane, Suite 100
Riverside, Calif. 92508
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School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521

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Education and Training

  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Fellowship, Advanced Laproscopic Robotics in Gynaecologic Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Fellowship, Gynecologic oncology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • M.D., King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Dr. Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant clinical professor of gynecology and oncology at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. She practices at both the Riverside University Health System - Medical Center and Riverside Community Hospital.

She previously worked as a member of the teaching faculty for medical students and residents at Trillium health partners hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, she is also a member of the teaching faculty at the Laparoscopic Institute of Gynecologic Oncology in San Francisco.

She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal College of Physician and Surgeons Canada, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and American association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is fluent in English, Arabic and Persian.

Nahas earned her Canadian board in obstetric and gynecology from the University of British Columbia, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology from the University of Manitoba. She then completed a second fellowship in advance laparoscopic and robotic fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Mayo Clinic. At the same time she earned a master in public health from Johns Hopkins University. 

Research Interests

In addition to her interests in quality improvement and patient’s care in gynecologic oncology, Nahas has special interest in innovative surgical techniques and teaching minimal invasive surgery to improve patients outcome, she made several presentations on a variety of laparoscopic surgical techniques, and taught in several laparoscopic conferences and workshops.


  • Excellence in Teaching award for the Women’s Health Program, Trillium Health Partners Institution, 2015

Selected Publications

  • Nahas S, Feigenberg T, Park S. Feasibility and safety of same-day discharge after minimally invasive hysterectomy in gynecologic oncology: A systematic review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Jul 27.
  • Nahas, S., Yi, J., Magrina, J. Mayo Clinic Experience With Modified Vecchietti Procedure for Vaginal Agenesis: It is Easy, Safe, and Effective. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013 Apr 22. doi:pii: S1553-4650(13)00150-7.
  • Nahas, S., Magrina, J. The Role of Laparoscopy/ Robotic. Chapter VII, in: Endometrial Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and treatment. Editor: Stefano Greggi. ISBN: 9781-1-62257-740-8. 2013 Nova Science Publication, Inc.
  • Escobar, P., Talati, A., Aylward, A., Magrina, J., Nahas, S., Martino, M., Barakat, R., Nickles, A., Fader, Leitao, M. Feasibility and Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic-Assisted Surgery for the Management of Recurrence Disease in Gynecologic Oncology: A Multi-Institutional Study. Abstract submission # 188, SGO 2013.
  • Awartani, Khalid A, Nahas, Samar, Al Hassan, Saad H, Al Deery, Mashael A, Coskun, Serdar. Infertility treatment outcome in sub groups of obese population. Biol Endocrinol. 2009; 7: 52.

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