John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc

John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, MHSc

Neurosurgeon

4.8 out of 5  (38 ratings, 10 reviews)
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ABOUT ME

I am a neurosurgeon and researcher who specializes in treating brain tumors. I am originally from Canada, but have been in Durham for 25 years. I decided to become a doctor after spending time working with my family practitioner and getting to know patients from visit to visit. As a clinician, I still enjoy seeing that patients who have had a life-threatening disease are now living normal, healthy lives. My practice is focused around patients with brain cancer, either newly diagnosed or recurrent primary or metastatic brain tumors. We are involved with several clinical trials, so treatment can include enrollment in trials of new therapeutic agents (especially oncolytic poliovirus therapy, immunotherapy, vaccines and convection-enhanced delivery). We also evaluate patients with posterior fossa tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas or meningiomas); microvascular decompression surgery for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, pituitary tumors, complex skull-base tumors; radiosurgery; among other neurosurgery pathologies. In my spare time, I enjoy travel and spending time with my family.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine (Canada), 1990
PhD, Neuro-Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 1994-1996
MHSc, Duke University, 2007
RESIDENCY
Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1991-1998
FELLOWSHIP
Neurological Intensive Care, Duke University Medical Center, 1998
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurosurgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on a couple therapies: one is injected directly into the brain, so the rest of the body isn’t exposed to the therapy’s toxins; the other uses the body’s own immune system to attack the tumor, similar to vaccines. Both target only the cancerous cells while leaving the normal cells alone. I am constantly in pursuit of therapies that extend the life of my patients and offer clinical solutions to brain cancer.

PUBLICATIONS
View John Sampson's publications on PubMed
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4.8 out of 5 (38 ratings, 10 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Annias Immunotherapeutics, Inc.
  • BrainLAB
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celldex
  • Immunomic Therapeutics
  • Istari Oncology
  • Medicenna Therapeutics
  • Neuronium