John B. Sampson, M.D.

China Lake California

Originally from Northern California, Dr. 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 both anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Sampson’s educational background spans the United States with a BS degree from Jackson State University, Medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, residency at Howard University Hospital and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Since completing his training Dr. Sampson has worked as an emergency room physician throughout the state of Mississippi, a private practice critical care physician in Maryland, a private practice anesthesiologist in Maryland, a critical care physician and anesthesiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a visiting professor of anesthesiology at George Washington University and an anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Sampson’s interest in community work and in bridging a positive connection between Africans in Africa and African Americans took root during his time at Jackson State University and were critical factors behind his selection of medicine as a career. As a result 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. Long-lasting affects have been achieved by adhering to the well-known principle, "Give a man a fish and he won't starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won't starve for his entire life." In addition to his international work with Doctors for United Medical Mission