Apr 04 2024

John B. Sampson

Member, Board of Directors

Dr. John B. Sampson is a critical care anesthesiologist at Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Global Alliance of Perioperative Professionals (JHU-GAPP). He is founding president of the Institute of Global Perioperative Care (IGPC).
His global heath engagement began as a UCSF visiting medical visiting to Nigeria in 1989. Since that time Dr. Sampson has engaged in work in numerous countries, has founded Doctors for United Medical Missions, (DrUMM), IGPC and established numerous International Society of Critical Care Medicine courses in Africa and Asia.
Dr. Sampson has an interest in bridging the medical and cultural divide between America and Africa through education, training, technology, and historical forums. He does this through his global health work, as faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center of Africana Studies and as a board member of the Diaspora African Forum, (based in Ghana). Dr. Sampson has introduced dozens of physicians, students, and others to Africa in a manner that has altered their perceptions, careers, and interests.
Dr. Sampson’s current focus is to improve access to anesthesia and critical care training as well as access to sustainable oxygen and renewable energy in Africa through the Society of Critical Care Medicine, (SCCM) African Infrastructure Relief & Support (AIRS) project.


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