Dr. John Sampson MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. John Sampson is a neurosurgeon in Durham, North Carolina and is affiliated with Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Manitoba and has been in practice for 24 years. Dr. Sampson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: General Neurosurgery, Brain & Spinal Tumor

Clinical Interests: Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols, Glioma, Treatment Outcome, Local Neoplasm Recurrence, Glioblastoma

Education & Medical Training

Duke University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1990–1991

Duke University Hospital
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1991–1998

University of Manitoba
Class of 1990


Other Training, 1986


Other Training, 2007


Other Training, 2011

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified in Neurological Surgery

NC State Medical License
Active through 2014

WV State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons

America's Top Surgeons, SLD Industries, Inc.
2012

Fuqua Scholar Award, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
2012

Health Sector Management Scholar Award, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
2012

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2011

Top Doctors, U.S. News & World Report
2011

Who's Who in America
2009

Top Doctor for Cancer, Castle Connolly
2009

America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
2009

Mentoring Award Nominee, Duke University
2009

Researcher of the Year Award, Tug McGraw/Duke Brain Tumor Center
2007

Young Clinical Investigator Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
1999

Clinical Associate Physician Award Nominee, General Clinical Research Unit
1999

Fellowship, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
1996

Fellow in Cancer, Duke Comprehensive Center Terry Seelinger
1996

First Annual Gerald B. Grindley Memorial Travel Award, American Association for Cancer Research
1996

Award in Neurosurgery, Continuing Medical Education
1996

Research Paper Award, Southern Neurosurgical Society
1996

Research Paper Award, Southern Neurosurgical Society
1999

Fellowship, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Research
1995

Fellowship, Duke University Graduate School
1994

Fellowship, American Brain Tumor Association
1994

Clinical Paper Award, Southern Neurosurgical Society
1993

Scholarship in Medicine, Allan Bronfman Family
1988

Award in Medicine, Natalie Riedle
1988

Award for Best B.Sc. (Med) Thesis in the Neurological Sciences
1988

Award for B.Sc. (Med) Thesis with the Most Scientific Merit
1988

National Scholar Award, Phi Delta Theta
1986

Distinguished Scholar Award, Saint John's College
1985

Distinguished Scholar Award, Saint John's College
1987

Runner up Governor General's Award
1984

Entrance Scholarship, University of Manitoba
1984

Entrance Scholarship, University of Winnipeg
1984

Gold Award for Extracurricular Activities
1984

Arthur Uniacke Chipman Entrance Scholarship, Saint John's College
1984

Bronze Medallion, Manitoba Schools Science Symposium
1983

Math Contest Award, Waterloo University
1983

Publications & Presentations

Phase II trial of Gliadel plus O6-benzylguanine in adults with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
Quinn, J.A., Jiang, S.X., Carter, J., Reardon, D.A., Desjardins, A., Vredenburgh, J.J., Rich, J.N., Gururangan, S., Friedman, A.H., Bigner, D.D., Sampson, J.H., McLendon, R.E., Herndon, J.E., Threatt, S., Friedman, H.S.

Human regulatory T cells kill tumor cells through granzyme-dependent cytotoxicity upon retargeting with a bispecific antibody.
Choi, B. D.,Gedeon, P. C.,Herndon, J. E.,Archer, G. E.,Reap, E. A.,Sanchez-Perez, L.,Mitchell, D. A.,Bigner, D. D.,Sampson, J. H.

EGFRvIII-Specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells Migrate to and Kill Tumor Deposits Infiltrating the Brain Parenchyma in an Invasive Xenograft Model of Glioblastoma.
Miao, H.,Choi, B. D.,Suryadevara, C. M.,Sanchez-Perez, L.,Yang, S.,De Leon, G.,Sayour, E. J.,McLendon, R.,Herndon, J. E.,Healy, P.,Archer, G. E.,Bigner, D. D.,Johnson, L. A.,Sampson, J. H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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