As a young man growing up in Texas, Dr. Ross says he wanted to be “the black Marcus Welby,” a family physician who returned to his hometown and found great success, just like the ‘70s TV doctor portrayed by Robert Young. He did become a family practitioner like Marcus Welby, but Dr. Ross accomplished in reality what Welby never achieved in fiction. His success can be attributed to his philosophy. Like so many successful people, he believes nothing worth doing is easy, and one should never give up.

Some other little known facts about Dr. Ross are, he does his best to eat right and exercise. And, he shares, “I chopped and picked cotton growing up.”

Congratulations, Dr. Ross, for being a “ Top Blacks in Healthcare” 2014 honoree! Top Blacks In Healthcare 2014: Dr. Samuel L. Ross  was originally published on

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