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About Samuel Y. Hou, MD, PhD

Samuel Hou, MD, PhD, is a neuro-interventional surgeon (interventional neuroradiologist) serving the Providence Health System in Southern California. Dr. Hou’s surgical techniques specialize in the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas of the brain and spine. He is board certified from the American Board of Radiology with specific sub-specialization in diagnostic neuroradiology. As both a clinician and scientist devoted to the well-being of his patients, Dr. Hou’s interests are focused on how to advance and optimize patient care and management in the treatment of complex neurovascular diseases through techniques that are minimally invasive.

Dr. Hou is a graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Chemistry and was one of four students selected to the MD/PhD program in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with both MD and PhD degrees. He followed with the completion of his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California at Irvine, and pursued a fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hou advanced his experience at the University of Massachusetts in Neuro-interventional surgery where he received extensive training in leading-edge Neuro-endovascular techniques, including minimally invasive procedures which yield maximum results for his patients. His extraordinary surgical skills and knowledge of advanced techniques resulted in his promotion to Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Hou brings these skills along with his expertise in advanced patient care and management to Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

Dr. Hou has been an invited speaker and lecturer at numerous national meetings and has presented his research at many international conferences for other Neuro-interventional surgeons to advance the field for the betterment of patient care. He is a senior member of the Society of Neuro-Interventional Surgery, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.


2017 - Present Neuro-Interventional Surgeon, Providence Pacific Neuroscience Institute

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2012 - Present Member, American Heart Association Membership
2011 - Present Member, Society of Neuro-Interventional Surgery
2010 - Present Member, American Society of Neuroradiology
2005 - Present Member, Radiological Society of North America
2001 - Present Member, American Medical Association
2006 - 2017 Member, American College of Radiology
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Honors and Awards

  • 2005, AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program, American Medical Association Foundation
  • 2001, NIH Travel Grant Award, DNA Tumour Virus Meeting
  • 2000, Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, Biochemistry Department Annual Retreat, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1998, University of Illinois College of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1996, Walter Rice Craig Research Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • 1990-1994, Dooley Memorial Scholarship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


2011 - 2012 Fellow, UMass Chan Medical School ‐ Interventional Neuroradiology
2010 - 2011 Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Diagnostic Neuroradiology
2006 - 2010 Resident, University of California, Irvine ‐ Diagnostic Radiology
2005 - 2006 Intern, University of Chicago ‐ Affiliated Hospitals
1995 - 2005 MD, University of Illinois at Chicago ‐ Medicine
1995 - 2003 PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Biochemistry
1990 - 1994 BS, University of Chicago

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