Dr. Sam Owen is from Gulfport, MS and is a graduate of Gulfport High School. He played college football at Ole Miss. Dr. Owen graduated from medical school and completed an internal medicine residency at The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Following, he moved to Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA where he completed a three-year cardiology fellowship serving as chief cardiology fellow. Attending the University of Florida in Gainesville, he then completed a two-year electrophysiology fellowship. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and cardiac electrophysiology.
Dr. Owen pioneered a new electrophysiology service line from the ground up at Memorial Health System in Gulfport, MS that launched in 2013. His accomplishments include no fluoroscopy atrial fibrillation and complex ablations, left atrial appendage closure device, cardiac device extractions, same day discharge with vascular closure device, leadless pacemakers, and the start of remote cardiac device monitoring from the emergency room. In addition to his leadership in heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Owen was the chairman for the research oversight committee, director of cardiac rehabilitation, a member of the credentialing committee, and a member of the palliative care team. His experience in guiding patients and their families as they navigate complicated end of life decisions add a unique dimension to his approach as an electrophysiologist. While sophisticated mapping systems and state-of-the-art cardiac devices are part of his repertoire, what’s just as important and sometimes even more appreciated by patients is that he knows when to provide reassurance and has a knack to probe with the right questions for what is really bothering people.
Dr. Sam Owen has moved from Gulfport, MS to Jackson, MS with his wife and their four boys. He enjoys music, playing the piano, running and working out, serious ping pong (even holding the paddle upside down), playing with his goldendoodle, Gracie (who is a constant reminder to smile and lighten up), a superb cup of coffee, delicious food, and holding the really heavy camera bag for his wife (who is a photographer) during the golden hour.