New Faculty

Dr. Maanasi Samant joins the Department of Medicine

Maanasi Samant, MD

Dr. Maanasi Samant joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care as an Assistant Professor in July 2020.

Dr. Samant is a clinician-educator with interests in pulmonary hypertension, specifically in the treatment of diseases that are sequelae of pulmonary embolism (PE), such as chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. She is a member of a multidisciplinary group of physicians engaged in setting up a pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) designed to streamline care for patients with massive and submassive PE. Dr. Samant also intends to create a center for clinical and research excellence for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension as well as those with chronic thromboembolic disease.

She is working as the pulmonary representative alongside a number of physicians in creating a clinic to address the needs of patients afflicted with COVID-19.

Dr. Samant attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, where she spent dedicated time learning research techniques in the Mentors in Medicine program. She stayed on to complete her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Washington University.

In addition to seeing general pulmonary patients and pulmonary hypertension patients in her clinics, Dr. Samant attends on the inpatient service spending time on the pulmonary consult service, inpatient pulmonary hypertension, and both the medical and bone marrow transplant intensive care units.

Dr. Samant is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest of Physicians (ACCP).