Sameh Hozayen, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Sameh Hozayen

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Hospitalist; Internist


Dr.Hozayen graduated school of medicine at Cairo University, Egypt in 2004. He completed his first training program in general cardiovascular science in Dar Al Fouad Hospital in Egypt in 2009. He then served as a junior faculty of cardiovascular medicine in Egypt.

Dr.Hozayen moved to the USA where he did a two year research fellowship in advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support at the University of Minnesota in 2010. He went on for another one year research fellowship at Yale University Hospital in 2012. Then, he completed his first residency in the USA in internal medicine residency training at St Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT in 2017.

He took his first job at Sovah Health, Danville, Virginia. He practiced hospital medicine as a core faculty for internal medicine residency program and chief of internal medicine there. He eventually returened to the his home institution at the University of Minnesota in 2019 where is currently practicing as an academic hospitalist.

Dr.Hozayen's primary area of clinical practice is inpatient medicine. His area of clinical focus is treatment of sepsis, occult infections, respiratory failure, cardiovascular events and encephalopathies.

Dr.Hozayen takes a special pride in delievering high quality care, reduction of sepsis related morbidity and mortality, treatment of cancer complications, building a healing patient - physician relationship and adopting a patient focused approach to medical practice.

Dr.Hozayen is also passionate for research related to health disparities and cultural diversity. His research focuses is on cardiovascular outcomes especially in heart failure, prediction of myocardial recovery and vascular phsiology. Ongoing studies include research related to SARS-COV-2.

Dr.Hozayen's teaching experience includes small group teaching to medical students and medical residents. The focus is in clinical data navigation and critical thinking skills. 


  • Translational science research
  • Cardiovascular outcomes research
  • Research related to re-hospitalization of critically ill patients

Awards & Recognition

  • Sepsis Pin for reduction of sepsis mortality, Sovah Health Danville (2018)
  • Early cancer detection Award, The American Cancer Society (2017)
  • The "Professor" Award, for excellence in teaching to medical students, interns and residents, St Vincent Medical Center (2017)
  • Touch my heart Award, for inpatient service excellence, St Vincent's Medical center (2016)
  • Young Investigator Award, runner up, European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure Congress (2011)

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Egyptian Medical Syndicate 


Research Summary/Interests

  • Health disparities
  • Cardiovascular outcomes
  • SARS-COV-2 outcomes


Academic Interests and Focus

Clinical decision making; Critical thinking; Clinical data navigation; Clinical diagnostic dilemma and Patient-physician Communication


Clinical Interests

Sepsis; Respiratory failure; Heart failure; Acute kidney injury; Acute decompensated liver failure; Cardiovascular events; shock physiology and encephalopathies