Dr. John B. Sampson is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Global Alliance of Perioperative Professionals (GAPP). The motto of JHU-GAPP is “Closing the gap on healthcare disparities”. The focus of JHU-GAPP meaningful and sustainable health system strengthening for low resources health systems that care for vulnerable populations.
A critical care specialist, neuroanesthesiologist and obstetric anesthesiologist, 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.
Dr. Sampson also has a faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Center of Africana Studies.
Dr. Sampson has taught and practiced medicine in numerous countries outside of the United States and has been instrumental in leading and organizing numerous American volunteers in Africa who have touched the lives of Africans in need of medical care. In addition to medical publications Dr. Sampson’s international work has been covered by the Washington Post, National Public Radio and national television broadcasts in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Eritrea and Sierra Leone. Dr. Sampson is the medical advisor for the Ghana based Diaspora Africa Forum (An Africa Union recognized non-profit) and has been given Ghana citizenship by President Nana Akufo-Addo (2019). Through Dr. Sampson’s work with the Center of Africana Studies, and the Diaspora Africa Forum, Dr Sampson is connecting to the Africa Union’s vision for the newly designated 6th Region of Africa.
Dr. Sampson earned his undergraduate degree at Jackson State University, his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. He completed anesthesiology residency at Howard University Hospital. He also completed a critical care medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic prior to his first job as one of the founding critical care specialists at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland.