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Sermsak "Sam" Lolak

Certified CCT Instructor
Fairfax, VA

Dr. Sam Lolak is currently a staff psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist at Inova Life with Cancer, which provides comprehensive psychosocial and other support services to cancer patients and their families in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia region. Dr. Lolak served as a faculty member and psychiatrist at University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University – where he received CCT teacher training – and most recently George Washington University before joining Inova Schar Cancer Institute. In addition to treating cancer patients with psychiatric issues, Dr. Lolak also has a special interest in mind-body and contemplative practices especially mindfulness and compassion cultivation, as well as the issue of clinician burnout. He teaches CCT and other classes for cancer patients through Life with Cancer. For cancer patients or their loved ones who are interested in the services, please check out the Life with Cancer website at