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John Burthorne Sampson, MD

ACCM Director of Medical Volunteerism
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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  • ACCM Director of Medical Volunteerism
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine




John B. Sampson is a faculty neuroanesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins. He is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Sampson''s educational and training spans the USA with a BS from Jackson State Univ., Medical degree from the Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, residency at Howard Univ. Hospital and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Sampson has expertise in the improvement of health care for people in Africa. He has taught and practiced medicine in eight countries outside of the USA, including Jamaica, Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Kenya and Eritrea. He is the founder/president of Doctors for United Medical Missions Inc.(DrUMM). Through his affiliation with DrUMM and Pro-Health International (PHI) he has been instrumental in leading and organizing the journey of many American volunteers into Africa, who have touched the lives of Africans in need of medical care.

Sampson is dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and to improving standards of perioperative care in Africa, while also increasing the awareness of health care problems in Africa among relevant health care partners.


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National Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiology
Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Doctors for United Medical Missions
Health Volunteers Overseas

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    • University of California San Francisco (San Francisco CA) (1989)


    • Howard University Hospital / Anesthesiology (Washington DC) (1994)
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center / Anesthesiology (Jackson MS) (1991)


    • Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville) / Critical Care Medicine (Jacksonville FL) (1995)


    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1995)
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine (1995)
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    Selected Publications

    Buckenmaier, C.C., Lee, E.H., Shields, C.H., Sampson, J.B., & Chiles, J.H. (2003). Regional Anesthesia in Austere Environments. Regional Anesthesia & Pain, 28(4)

    Sampson, J.B. (2002). Anesthesiology Leadership in Medical Preparedness for Biological and Chemical Atrocities. American Society of Anesthesiology Newsletter, 66(3)

    Sampson, J.B. (2004). Critical Challenges in Africa. Critical Care Connections, Volune 3, Number 4

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    Dripps Award for Excellence in Anesthesia
    Outstanding Service Award, ProHealth International
    Humanitarian Award, Greater Washington Society of Anesthesiology
    African Scientific Institute Fellow

    Professional Activities

    Current projects for the development of anesthesia and perioperative medicine education in Eritrea.
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer Room 8-140
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2611
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2611
    Fax: 410-614-7903
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-1300
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-1300
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    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Neuro Anesthesiology

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