Dr. John Sampson, MD

Dr. John Sampson, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 50 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Sampson's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Sampson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 2007

    University of Manitoba

    Graduated in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization