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Family practice physician

Carla Elaine Samson, American Family practice physician. Diplomate American Board Family Practice. Named Woman of Achievement, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1992; honoree Catholic Social Superior vena cava syndrome, 1994.


Samson, Carla Elaine was born on September 14, 1951 in St. Louis. Daughter of Carl Earl and Constance Mae (Delbartes) Ruffing.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, U. Houston, 1973; Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1978.


Resident in family practice, Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia, 1981; member of staff, Catherine Kasper Center, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1982, 85-86; member of staff, Belleville (Illinois) Family Medical Associations, 1982-1985; member of staff, Belleville Family Practice Center, Belleville, since 1985; assistant professor department family medicine, Southern Illinois U. School Medicine, 1985-1996; associate professor, St. Saint Louis University School Medicine, since 1997. Interim program director family practice residency St. Saint Louis University, since 1997.


  • Diplomate American Board Family Practice.


Chairman education committee breastfeeding task force Illinois Department Public Health, mem.Ryan White Advisory Committee, 1992-1994. Member administrative board Bethany Place Human Immunodeficiency Virus Svc. Organisation, since 1996, Catholic Social Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1996.

Member American Medical Association, American Academy Family Physicians, Illinois Academy Family Physicians (Physician of the Year 1991), Illinois State Medical Society, St. Clair County Medical Society, Society Teachers Family Medicine, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Docs Ought to Care, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, LaLeche League International Medical Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Wildlife Federation.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, jogging, biking.


Married Donald MichaelSamson, August 17, 1973. Children: Joseph Carl, Zachary James, Emily Mae.

Carl Earl Ruffing

Constance Mae (Delbartes) Ruffing

Donald MichaelSamson

Joseph Carl Samson

Zachary James Samson

Emily Mae Samson