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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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Titles

  • ACCM Director of Medical Volunteerism
  • Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Austere Anesthesia Health Outcomes Research Group
  • Anesthesia Director, Collaborative for Surgery, Obstetrics, Anesthesiology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Global Surgical Initiative
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Anesthesiology; Critical care medicine; Regional anesthesia; Obstetric and gynecologic surgical procedures; Anesthesia in austere environments; Perioperative care in Africa; Health care in Africa

Biography

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.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

National Medical Association

American Society of Anesthesiology

Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Doctors for United Medical Missions

Health Volunteers Overseas

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

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

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1995)
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine (1995)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Sampson serves as executive director of the Johns Hopkins Austere Anesthesia Health Outcomes Research Group.

    The group’s mission is to provide relevant, appropriate, affordable and sustainable solutions to improve anesthesia and perioperative care in austere environments.

    Investigators currently are working with clinicians in the African nations of Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya.

    Selected Publications

    1. Sampson JB. “Critical Challenges in Africa.” Critical Care Connections, Volume 3, Number 4, 2004.
    2. Buckenmaier CC 3rd, Lee EH, Shields CH, Sampson JB, Chiles JH. “Regional anesthesia in austere environments.” Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;28(4):321-7.
    3. Sampson JB. “Anesthesiology Leadership in Medical Preparedness for Biological and Chemical Atrocities.” American Society of Anesthesiology Newsletter, 66(3), 2002.



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  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Robert D. Dripps, M.D., Memorial Award for Excellence in Anesthesia

    Outstanding Service Award, Pro-Health International

    Humanitarian Award, Greater Washington Society of Anesthesiology

    African Scientific Institute Fellow

     

    Professional Activities

    Founder and President, Doctors for United Medical Missions

    Director of Medical Volunteerism, Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine

    Current projects for the development of anesthesia and perioperative medicine education in Eritrea

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer
    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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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Neuro Anesthesiology

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