Health care in Africa; Perioperative care in Africa; Anesthesia in austere environments; Obstetric and gynecologic surgical procedures; Regional anesthesia; Critical care medicine; Anesthesiology
Dr. John B. Sampson is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the director of anesthesia for the Johns Hopkins Global Surgical Initiative’s Collaborative for Surgery, Obstetrics, Anesthesiology and Public Health. Dr. Sampson is also executive director of the Johns Hopkins Austere Anesthesia Health Outcomes Research Group.
A neuroanesthesiologist, Dr. Sampson is dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Sampson also is committed to improving perioperative care and raising awareness of health care problems in Africa among medical partners.
The founder and president of Doctors for United Medical Missions (DrUMM), he has taught and practiced medicine in eight countries outside of the U.S. Through his work with DrUMM and Pro-Health International, Dr. Sampson has been instrumental in leading and organizing the many American volunteers in Africa who have touched the lives of Africans in need of medical care.
Dr. Sampson earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. He completed anesthesiology residencies at Howard University Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also performed a critical care medicine fellowship at Florida’s Mayo Clinic Hospital.
Dr. Sampson is American Board of Anesthesiology-certified in both anesthesiology and critical care medicine.