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Dr. Sam Aganov

Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology – California Institute for Human Science, 2006 
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Aspen University, 2010 
Master of Science in Psychology – Kiev National University, 1997
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Bemidgi State University, 1995

Dr. Sam Aganov is the founder and CEO of Doctor Sam Medical Network. In addition to being a healthcare executive, he us also an educator, personal & corporate coach, media consultant and public speaker specializing in healthcare, financial, business communication, and academics issues, and the author of The neuroscience of personal growth: Exploring the neural dynamics of change and development. Upon receiving his initial psychology training in Kiev, Ukraine, Dr. Aganov continued his education in Minnesota, and later in California, where he received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He also extended his academic career to include a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Having worked for a number of years as a healthcare executive in the Unites States and Europe, Dr. Aganov has founded the Doctor Sam Medical Network in Kiev, Ukraine, where he now serves as a CEO. In August of 2018, Doctor Sam became the first healthcare facility in Ukraine to obtain the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation – all three clinics received The Gold Seal of Approval from JCI.
Dr. Aganov’s teaching engagements extend to California Institute for Human Science and University of the Cumberlands. His academic experience includes instruction in both on-campus and on-line environments.
At the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. Aganov is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology. As such, he participates in online instruction for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program, the M.A. in Professional Counseling program, as well as for the Education Department
Dr. Aganov also provides business consulting services to American and Western European companies operating around the world, while maintaining a small private practice as a personal and executive coach. Dr. Aganov’s Personal Coaching clients include business owners, executives, professional athletes, writers, and people from all walks of life.


Aganov, S. (2012). The neuroscience of personal growth: Exploring the neural dynamics of change and development. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 9783659177613