James Sampson, M.D.

James B. Sampson, M.D.


  • Associate Clinical Professor
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Sampson specializes in open and endovascular treatment of arterial & venous disorders, including diseases of the abdominal and thoracic aorta, renal and mesenteric arteries, aortic arch branch vessels, carotid and vertebral arteries, and the extremity vessels. He is a decorated active duty USAF surgeon with surgical experience in Chile, Korea, England, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has research experience and interest in trauma resuscitation, vascular trauma, and simulation in vascular training and education. His clinical interests include vascular trauma, mesenteric vascular disease, and acute aortic syndromes.


Vascular Surgery


M.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1998

B.S., University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1998


General Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1999-04


Vascular Surgery & Endocascular Therapy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2010-12

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, 2014

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

Society for Vascular Surgery

Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons

The J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Distinguished Graduate, Honor Flight, USAF-HPOIC, 1995

Trauma & Critical Care Award, 49th Annual Symposium of the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, 2002

Commander's Award- Basic Science Research, San Antonio uniformed Services health Education Consortium, 2004

48th Surgical Operations Sqaudron, Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2009

USAF Meritorious Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, 2010