Dr. Sam Pappas, MD - Internal and Functional Medicine Doctor

Optimal Wellness Through A Mediterranean Lifestyle

Dr. Sam Pappas is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. He completed medical school at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and training (including a year as Chief Resident) at Case Western Reserve University / University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been in practice for over 15 years in a variety of positions including roles as a clinician, educator, and private practice physician.

Dr. Pappas’ intellectual curiosity helped him reconnect with the wisdom of his ancient and modern Greek forefathers to obtain balance, optimize his vitality, and attain his personalized goals. His medical odyssey has lead him from the academic halls of disease-based medicine focusing on independent silos of illnesses to one of wellness and health focused on personalized care integrating multiple modalities of interconnected therapies such as nutrition, fitness, stress reduction, and nutraceuticals.

He is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI), transformative health care organizations that seek to shift the paradigm from organ-based diseases to functional dynamic systems. He has been selected as a Top Doctor in the Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Washington Consumers Checkbook. Dr. Pappas has been called the “The Dr. Oz of Arlington” by the Mothers of Northern Arlington support group. He is a native of New Jersey, fluent in Greek, and is married with three children.


Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)


Member of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)


Member of Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI)

Dr. Sam Pappas, MD - Media/ Interviews

The Leaders Workout

The Leaders Workout is a resource created by Tom Pappas and Dr. Sam Pappas. Their goal is to teach you strategies, practices and wisdom to upgrade your leadership growth and personal health. They call this integrated approach to your growth and health Leadership Health.