Hamilton County Coroner

Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco

Dr. Lakshmi Kode SammarcoLakshmi Kode Sammarco, MD is the Hamilton County Coroner and a board certified neuroradiologist who is in clinical practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. She founded and runs NeuroRadPro LLC. Dr. Sammarco's company provides specialized consulting services in neuroradiology and general radiology for large and small cities across the United States. Dr. Sammarco is currently licensed in nine states. In addition to providing clinical services, Dr. Sammarco provides consulting services for Quality Control and Medical Director services for other teleradiology businesses in the United States. Previous employment experience includes faculty neuroradiology positions at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore and the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. In Cincinnati, she has worked as a radiologist at local hospitals before starting her own subspecialty services company.

Dr. Sammarco was raised and educated in Cincinnati. She attended the Clifton Elementary School and Cincinnati Country Day School where she graduated early at age 17. She then entered the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering as their youngest student to have been granted a junior position. At UC, Dr. Sammarco was an active part of the Caducea Premedical Society, the Honors Student Association and the Mideastern Honors Association and a committee member of the McMicken Honors Society. After only 2 years, Dr. Sammarco was offered admission into the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where she completed her Medical Degree in 1988. At age 24 she was the youngest student in her class. Dr. Sammarco completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center in 1993. In 1995 she completed the two year accredited fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of California Los Angeles, one of the most prestigious neuroradiology fellowships in the world. During this time, Dr. Sammarco was involved in the development of many of the minimally invasive procedures to treat strokes, aneurysms and cancers of the brain and spine currently used today. She is currently a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

Dr. Sammarco is a dynamic and energetic woman who is actively involved in the local community. She is involved with the Hindu Temple and the local Indian dance programs. She volunteers speaking to middle and high school students about education and career choices. She is a volunteer at the UC College of Medicine, helping to select our future doctors.

Dr. Sammarco is married to Dr. Vincent James Sammarco, MD, and has two children. They are a "Cincinnati" family and regularly attend the arts including the Symphony, Opera and Ballet in addition to being supporters of the professional and college sports teams. Her interests include photography, asian and Hindu art, traveling and gourmet cooking. She is an active athlete and enjoys skiing and tennis.