Brian Samuels, MD, FACP, FCP (SA)

Sarcoma Oncologist


While completing his fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Chicago, Dr. Samuels became interested in the treatment of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and has become recognized as an expert in this field. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, transferring to the University of Illinois as an Associate Professor of Oncology in charge of the sarcoma program in 1996. Dr. Samuels has participated extensively in clinical oncology research and has been an author of over 70 publications and book chapters, 27 of them in the field of sarcoma. He has presented his research at many national and international oncology meetings. He continues to publish in the field of sarcoma research in internationally respected medical journals.

Dr. Samuels moved from Chicago to North Idaho in 2004 with his wife and two younger children. They have been delighted to make North Idaho their home and become members of our wonderful community. Living in this area allows them to enjoy outdoor activities such as boating and hiking in a wonderful, pristine environment.

During most of his time in North Idaho, Dr. Samuels took care of patients with many different cancers and blood disorders. For the past two years, he has again focused his attention specifically on taking care of patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas. He has continued to publish and carry out clinical research in this area and is pleased to function as a resource in this field for his colleagues throughout the Inland Northwest.

Dr. Samuels is excited to join his colleague, Dr. David Bartels, in launching Beacon Cancer Care in Coeur d’Alene. The uniquely patient-centered philosophy of this new practice completely resonates with how he has taken care of and related to his patients throughout his career. “I give every patient my complete attention and allow him or her to take absolutely as much time they need at each visit (which has often played havoc with the schedule!).”

Practice Location
Coeur d'Alene

Dr. Brian Samuels graduated with Honors from the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine at the University of Rhodesia. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He became board certified in Internal Medicine in 1984. He also earned the Fellowship of the South African College of Physicians.

After residency, he continued his training with a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Chicago. He became board certified in Medical Oncology in 1987.


Areas of Practice
Sarcoma Oncology