Dr. John Sampson, MD

Dr. John Sampson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. John Sampson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Duke University in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sampson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 92% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 90% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sampson "I am a neurosurgeon and researcher who specializes in treating brain tumors. I am originally from Canada but have been in Durham for 25 years. I decided to become a doctor after spending time working with my family practitioner and getting to know patients from visit to visit. As a clinician I still enjoy seeing that patients who have had a life-threatening disease are now living normal healthy lives. My practice is focused around patients with brain cancer either newly diagnosed or recurrent primary or metastatic brain tumors. We are involved with several clinical trials so treatment can include enrollment in trials of new therapeutic agents (especially oncolytic poliovirus therapy immunotherapy vaccines and convection-enhanced delivery). We also evaluate patients with posterior fossa tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas or meningiomas); microvascular decompression surgery for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm pituitary tumors complex skull-base tumors; radiosurgery; among other neurosurgery pathologies. In my spare time I enjoy travel and spending time with my family."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Manitoba
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sampson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sampson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sampson to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Sampson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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