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Samuel Grief MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
Work 186B AHSB, MC 663
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Biographical Info

Medical Director Campus Care


​Montreal, Canada


McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada


St. Mary’s Hospital and Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal and Quebec, Canada


Masters in Public Health, UIC


Cardiovascular Health and Prevention
Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Grief is a board-certified family physician for 23 years. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Grief has worked in private practice, urgent care and academic family medicine. A Diplomate of The American Board of Family Medicine and Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, his current appointment is associate professor of clinical family medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Grief was named one of Chicago’s Top Doctors in 2012 by Chicago magazine and in 2013 one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle and Connolly.
Dr. Grief’s sees patients of all ages. His primary interests are in obesity and endocrinology, particularly diabetes management. He is co-author of “The End of Obesity”, a self-help book for patients. His most current interest is lifestyle modification and motivational interviewing, with an emphasis on promoting wellness.
Dr. Grief has authored many articles pertaining to preventive health care. Dr. Grief has lectured for local, regional and national audiences under the auspices of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine.


UIC Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Faculty Recognition Program, 2005


01/2016 Grief S, Patel J, Kochendorfer KM, Green LA, Li JJ, Lussier YA, Burton M, Boyd AD “Simulation of ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM Transition for Family Medicine: Simple or Convoluted?” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2016;29:29–36.
10/2014 Grief SN. Burke F. Adige S. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In: Medical Nutrition & Disease: A Case-Based Approach. 5th Ed. Wiley Blackwell Publishers. 2014. Pages 356-363.
09/2013 Grief S. Upper Respiratory Infections. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. September 2013; 40(3):757-770.
03/2013 Valentine N, Grief SN. Sinusitis. In: Convenient Care Clinics: The Essential Guide for Clinicians, Managers, and Educators. Springer Publishing Company.
09/15/2010 Grief SN, Miranda, RLF. Weight Loss Maintenance. American Family Physician. Volume 82, Number 6, Sept. 15, 2010: 630-37
10/2008 Grief SN, Talamayan KS: Preventing obesity in the primary care setting. Prim Care; 2008 Dec;35(4):625-43.

Clinical Profile

Categories: Department of Family Medicine - Faculty
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