John H. Sampson, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2017
Current membership category: Active
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC
200 Trent Drive, Blue Zone, Room 1554
Box 3271
Durham, NC 27710
United States of America
Phone: 919-684-1043
Email: john.sampson@duke.edu

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2017)

Biographical statement

Dr. Sampson is the Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Distinguished Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at Duke University School of Medicine, and co-leader of the Duke Cancer Institute Neuro-Oncology program.

Dr. Sampson is a recognized leader in the surgical resection and experimental treatment of complex brain tumors. He currently focuses his clinical practice on treating patients with benign and malignant brain tumors and divides his time between his clinical practice and an active research laboratory investigating new modalities of direct brain tumor infusion and immunotherapy.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Dr. Sampson went on to pursue his PhD in neuropathology and MHSc in clinical research at Duke University. He did his research training under the internationally renowned scientists Darell D. Bigner and Nobel Laureate Gertrude Elion. Recognizing the need for additional health sector management and leadership training, he completed an MBA with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

He has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed publications documenting the development of multiple immunotherapeutic agents that have affected the standard of care in glioblastoma multiforme, the most malignant form of brain cancer. He has remained continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2000.

Institutional affiliations

Duke University School of Medicine (Primary)
Scott M. Palmer, MD, MHS is the representative at this institution.

Specialties

Neurosurgery