Samuel F. Sears, Ph.D.
Dr. Samuel Sears is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences at East Carolina University.
He also serves as the Director of Health Psychology.
Dr. Sears received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the University of Florida.
He also served on the faculty at the University of Florida for 12 years before joining the faculty at East Carolina University in 2007.
Dr. Sears continues to practice and teach health psychology in cardiology clinics at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, NC.
He is a nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients and has published over 100 articles in the medicine and psychology research literature on the psychological aspects of cardiology.
is also a frequent speaker at ICD support groups and medical education seminars around the country and the world.
is a regular expert guest on the national PBS medical show, Second Opinion, appearing in each of the last four seasons.
wife, Staci, have two sons at Oakwood and Dr. Sears
serves as the PA announcer at Oakwood Eagle Basketball home games.