John H. Sampson, MD, PhD
Dr. Robert H. Wilkins and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery
Interim Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Immunology
Professor of Pathology
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Associate Deputy Director, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke
Duke University Medical Center
DUMC Box 3050
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-9041
FAX: (919) 684-9045
Dr. Sampson completed his medical school in Canada and was then recruited to the Duke University Neurosurgery Residency Program. After completing the residency program, he was asked to stay on as a senior staff member in the Division of Neurosurgery. He also works in the neurosurgical portion of the Neuro-Oncology Program at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Sampson has received special training in the surgical resection of very complex brain tumors. In addition, he has special training in the design and conduct of clinical trials. He did his research training under the internationally renowned scientist, Darell D. Bigner, and Nobel Laureate, Gertrude Elion. He currently focuses his clinical practice on treating patients with both 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.
Dr. Sampson is internationally recognized in the field of neurosurgery and has received a number of national and international awards and grants in recognition of his expertise in neuro-oncology and especially in the area of immunotherapy for brain tumors. Overall, he prides himself on being available to patients and their families and providing them with courteous and conscientious care.