Dr. Robert Same joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2020.
Dr. Same received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with degrees in Chemistry and Physiology/Neurobiology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2014. During medical school, Dr. Same conducted research in health disparities and resource utilization in male sexual and reproductive health. He completed his internal medicine residency at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in 2017.
Throughout medical training, Dr. Same has taken a special interest in learning from and embracing the unique patient factors that contribute to development of disease. As a resident, he applied those interests to cardiovascular disease, pursuing research examining early indicators of cardiovascular disease as well as lifestyle factors that modify those risks. He has published research on the prognostic role of sedentary behavior, exercise capacity, and erectile dysfunction. He then went on to train in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he completed his fellowship in June 2020. As a Cardiovascular Disease Fellow, he has taken an active role in teaching the cardiovascular disease course for medical students. He joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis as a general cardiologist after completion of fellowship. In addition to research interests in early cardiovascular disease detection and risk factor modification, Dr. Same has an interest in clinical echocardiography and cardiac nuclear medicine.