Samantha Suffren MD
Dr. Samantha Suffren is a neuropsychiatry board certified physician. She obtained her undergraduate degree as a Howard Hughes Fellow majoring in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University. Upon graduating she became involved in oncogenetic research at the National Institute of Environmental Health in Raleigh. With a desire to work more directly with the care of others, she decided to continue her education and obtain her Medical Degree. Dr. Suffren attended East Carolina University with an initial dream to be a rural family medicine doctor. During her residence, she fell in love with psychiatry and attended Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where she completed her residency in psychiatry.
She was an Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill Nurse Practitioner program and continues as a preceptor and intern sight for students at UNC Charlotte. She has served as a preceptor for Physician Assistants, Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners, and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine Residents from various institutes, including Wingate University, UNC Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, and Campbell University.
With her valuing peer connection and development within the field of psychiatry, she became the President-elect, President, and later past president serving on the executive board of the Charlotte Area Psychiatric Society. She has served as the Medical Director and Department Chair at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center where she helped develop the Lynn Geriatric Inpatient Program.
Dr. Suffren has a passion for women’s mental wellness and preventive care, and has been working in this field of focus for over eleven years. This passion led her to act as Novant Presbyterian Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Champion where she helped pilot the screening process for postpartum depression for all new mothers within the Greater Charlotte Novant Healthcare System. She continued to fulfill her desire to develop programs for women within her community by starting Women’s Transitional Healthcare, a clinic which focuses on women’s mental wellness, empowerment, prevention, and stabilization of mental illness.