Africa – John Sampson, MD

Sampson_JohnDr. John B. Sampson is a faculty member, neuroanesthesiologist and critical care medicine specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. 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 developed extensive expertise in facilitating the improvement of health care opportunities for people in Africa and the Caribbean. He has taught and practiced medicine in nine countries outside of the United States, including Jamaica, Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Eritrea. He is the former president of the Greater Washington Society of Anesthesiology and the founder/president of Doctors for United Medical Missions Inc. (DrUMM).

Through his affiliation with DrUMM and Pro-Health International, Physicians for Peace and Health Volunteers Overseas he has been instrumental in leading and organizing the journey of numerous American volunteers into Africa, who have touched the lives of thousands of Africans in need of medical care. Medical projects and missions that Dr. Sampson organizes or participates in merge the clinical care of patients with educational interchange amongst his African healthcare partners. Dr. Sampson has also served on the board of directors for The Greater Washington Society of Anesthesiology, Pro-Health International, Doctors for United Medical Missions, and The Havre de Grace Rotary.

Dr. 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. Specific countries targeted for program development within the upcoming three years are Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. 2011 travels to Sierra Leone, Canada and Ghana have resulted in the creation of ongoing programs in physician and nurse critical care education in Ghana (May 2011), critical care medicine research in Ghana (May 2011), a year round nurse anesthesia education program in Sierra Leone and the development of a multifaceted medical research program in Sierra Leone.

Middle East/North Africa – Marie N. Hanna, MD, MEHP

Hanna_Marie.05242016Dr. Marie N. Hanna is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hanna specializes in obstetric anesthesia, as well as regional and acute pain management. She serves as the director of the Acute Pain Service and the chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management.

Dr. Hanna has been instrumental in developing regional anesthesia and pain management educational programs for residents, fellows and faculty in the U.S. and abroad. She recently worked with United Arab Emirates physicians to establish a pain-management education research project there.

Her many educational roles at Johns Hopkins include serving as the associate director of the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Residency Program, as well as the director of Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Education.

Dr. Hanna earned her medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. She completed anesthesiology residencies at both the Loyola University School of Medicine and Cairo’s Coptic Hospital. She also completed an internal medicine internship at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, and served as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005, Dr. Hanna served on the faculty of the University of Kentucky Department of Anesthesiology, where she led the Regional Anesthesia Program during her final two years.

Dr. Hanna is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. She has co-authored four book chapters, published more than 15 journal articles and delivered invited lectures around the world.