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Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Nationally Known Hypertension Specialist

Specialist on the management of unexplained or difficult to control hypertension.

Dr. Mann is a physician, researcher, author and specialist in the management of hypertension. He focuses his career on improving the management of hypertension by getting patients onto the drugs, combinations and dosages, that are right for them. Different patients need different medications depending on what is driving their hypertension. His main interests are the treatment of resistant hypertension and paroxysmal (episodic) hypertension. He also has a keen interest in, and pioneering perspective on, the mind/body connection in hypertension and other medical conditions.

Dr. Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

About Dr. Mann

Dr. Mann is the author of two books. “Hypertension and You: Old Drugs, New Drugs and the Right Drugs for Your High Blood Pressure” presents readers with information they should know about the variety of excellent blood pressure medications available, and how they could be prescribed much more wisely to greatly reduce the persisting common problems of  uncontrolled hypertension and medication side effects. His other book “Healing Hypertension: A Revolutionary New Approach” focuses on the mind/body connection in hypertension. This book explains why the usual suspects – stress, anger, and anxiety – are not a cause of hypertension.

Dr. Mann currently holds the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine in the division of Nephrology and Hypertension at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Center, New York, NY. He combines his clinical practice with research on the treatment of resistant hypertension and emphasizes the need to prescribe treatment that targets the mechanisms causing an individual’s hypertension. His papers have been published in leading hypertension, medicine, and psychology journals and he has been featured on The New York Times and other publications.

He has also written extensively about “mind-body” hypertension, offering a very different view of the link between emotions and hypertension, and has pioneered new approaches to treatment. It will be the subject of his next book, tentatively titled: A Radical New Understanding of the Mind/Body Connection.

He lives with his wife in NYC. He stays in shape running in Central Park and was one of 2000 who ran the first New York City Marathon.

Current Position

Professor of Clinical Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center
January 1984 – present

American Board of Internal Medicine Certification, 1975
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, American Society of Hypertension, 1999


New York University
BA, Biology
1964 – 1968

SUNY, Downstate Medical Center
1968 – 1972

Medical Residency: St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital, NY


Hypertension Fellowship: Mt Sinai Hospital, NY.


Published Articles, Books and Book Chapters

Abbreviated list of medical articles, books and book chapters by Dr. Mann

Published Articles: Hypertension

Published Articles: Mind / Body Medicine

Book Chapters


Healing Hypertension book by Samuel J Mann
Healing Hypertension: A Revolutionary New Approach

Mann SJ. Wiley, New York, 1999.

A pioneering approach to overcoming high blood pressure. If you are one of the millions of people diagnosed with high blood pressure, this groundbreaking book can change your life.

This book explains:

  • how you can tell whether or not your high blood pressure is related to emotions
  • how to find the medication best suited for you, and when to reduce or eliminate unnecessary medication
  • how exploring “hidden” or repressed emotions can reduce your blood pressure and the need for medication

This book helps you make sense of your high blood pressure while offering new choices for controlling it.

Hypertension and You by Dr. Samuel Mann
Hypertension and You: Old Drugs, New Drugs, and the Right Drugs for Your High Blood Pressure

Mann SJ. Rowman & Littlefield, New York, 2012.

In this book, Dr. Mann identifies the drugs most likely to have side effects and those that can be used in their place. He describes the shortcomings of some of the new drugs, while also introducing readers to some excellent old drugs that are woefully underused as a result of the publicity blitz surrounding the new, expensive ones.

This book shows how medications can be prescribed more wisely to achieve better results, by individualizing drug selection to best match the causes of the patient’s hypertension. It provides patients with the knowledge they need to capably discuss their medications with their health care providers, and, working with their physician, get onto the medications that are right for them.

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