Our experience team at MAS Medical is led by founder and directing physician, Mark A. Samia, M.D., M.P.H. We employee medical professionals who are focused and skilled in the practice of occupational medicine, travel medicine and visa medical exams.
About Dr. Samia
As a Raleigh native and graduate of four universities in North Carolina, and with more than 30 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Mark Samia is founder and medical director of MAS Medical Centers. He and his accomplished team provide expert medical advice and world-class service to businesses throughout North Carolina, as well as specialized services to those traveling outside the United States and others immigrating in from around the globe. Dr. Samia’s extensive training and credentials speak to his qualifications as a physician, and his personable and caring manner make him a favorite of his patients and business clients.
Certifications & Professional Memberships
- American Board of Family Medicine – Board Certified in 1994
- American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine – Member
- Certified Medical Review Officer – Medical Review Officer Certification Council
- Certificate in Travel Health – International Society of Travel Medicine
- North Carolina Medical Society – Member
- American Medical Association – Member
Education & Training
- NC State University – Bachelor of Science
- UNC at Chapel Hill – Master of Public Health
- ECU School of Medicine – Doctorate of Medicine
- East Carolina University – PCMH – Emergency Medicine Internship
- Wake Forest University – BGSOM – Family & Community Medicine Residency
- Medical Review Officer certification – 1994
- Aviation Medical Examiner / Flight Surgeon – 2010
- Certificate in Travel Health – 2015
- Certified Independent Medical Examiner – ABIME – 2018
Honors & Awards
- Occupational Physician of the Year, NCTAOHN
- America’s Top Family Doctors, CRC of America
An original member of the MAS Medical team, since 1999 – Chiefly responsible for directing operations of the front office, in addition to utilizing her professional training as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) to provide imaging services to our patients. She enjoys the diversity of our patient population and is a welcome site for our patients with her smile and readiness to help. Jamie is a Raleigh native, married with two wonderful children, with whom she enjoys family time together, traveling, being an active member of her church & community
She is a highly experienced Registered Nurse (RN), trained in Maryland and enjoyed a wide variety of nursing experiences before joining our team in 2000. Her diverse experience includes hospital-based, critical care, cardiac, neurosurgical, neurotrauma, and occupational medicine. Cathy says of all her experiences, she most enjoys being part of the MAS Medical team and working the patients they serve. She is a positive spirit that is always willing to offer a helping hand. Cathy is married, mother of two great children, and “GiGi” to two energetic grandsons, with whom she enjoys both play and quiet time. Cathy looks for balance and goodness in each day – finding peace in a sunrise and enjoyment in travel.
One of the original team members, since 2004. Sarah is professionally trained as a Register Radiologic Technologist – most days you can find her orchestrating the front office, ready to help with any task, evident by her “how can I help?” approach. She is an invaluable resource to both patients and team members. Sarah looks forward to spending time with her husband and two children, as well as traveling, camping, and cooking.
Sue is a long-time member of the MAS Medical team, originally trained as a Radiologic Technologist years ago. She brings experience and a service-oriented approach to our team. Sue enjoys working and contributing as part of a team, always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. You will surely be greeted with a smile and a kind-hearted salutation every time you meet her. She enjoys people, traveling, billiards, and aviation.
A North Carolina native, grew up in Raleigh, received her AA, AAS, and CMA degrees from area institutions. She strives to provide a positive and memorable experience to each patient she encounters, with her outgoing personality and caring nature. Angela has enjoyed being part of the MAS Medical team for many years, especially the close bonds that have developed with the MAS Medical family. She enjoys being outdoors, walking, biking, supporting local shops, downtown revitalization, music, and all the arts.
She joins our team after moving to North Carolina via Columbia, South America. Sandra brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to our team having been in the medical field for many years, in addition to her friendly personality and commitment to providing the best medical care possible to our patients and community, with a special passion for our Spanish-speaking population. Sandra enjoys working and providing for others – as well as special time with her husband and their two children.
As a Certified Medical Assistant, she provides much needed services to our patients, including her expert blood drawing skills. Glenda’s fluency in Spanish and English provide a much-appreciated skill to all our Spanish-speaking patients – as an in-house translator. One of the things Glenda most appreciates about her team members is how everyone genuinely cares about each other and every patient. Glenda enjoys spending time with her family, beach trips, and going out to eat (since “mommy” doesn’t have to cook).
Veronika was born in Belarus, raised in Maryland, and now shares her family and experience with us in North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, then completed her graduate degree from Towson’s University’s Physician Assistant Program in Maryland. Veronika brings a passion for excellence in quality of care for each patient and commitment to a team approach. She enjoys acute care medicine, procedure-based practice, and caring for all age groups. In her spare time, Veronika, loves spending time with her husband & son, reading, and traveling.
Katherine completed her undergraduate degree in Interactive Biology at the University of California, Berkley, where she also competed as a collegiate athlete. She then moved to North Carolina to complete her Master of Physician Assistant degree at Campbell University. Kate brings a variety of experience to our team in acute-urgent care medicine, infectious disease, and sports medicine. Her passion for teamwork, attention to detail, and always putting the patient first are attributes that strengthen our service-oriented practice. Kate is happily married to her husband, Mike – they enjoy traveling, bike riding, and cooking together.
Elise is originally from Milwaukee where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She then moved to North Carolina to become Head Athletic Trainer for the Carolina RailHawks professional soccer team. Her interest in medicine continued to grow and led her to pursue her Master of Physician Assistant degree from Campbell University. Elise has an extensive background in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching HGTV.