Uchechukwu Sampson

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Sampson is an outstanding physician-scientist with broad expertise, management skills, and leadership experience. He is part of the leadership of the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), at the NIH/NHBLI where he serves as the Chief of the Translation Research Branch, and the Acting Chief of the Implementation Science Branch. His career development was supported by the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Vanderbilt Clinical and Translational Scholars Award, the American College of Cardiology Foundation/General Electric Career Development Award, and the Future Leaders in Cardiovascular Medical Research Award from Merck/Schering-Plough administered by the Leadership Council for Improving Cardiovascular Care. He was a Bowen Brooks Post-doctoral Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, which led to advanced studies in clinical trials and systematic reviews at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Sampson trained in Internal Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which was a component of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY. He then completed clinical and research fellowships in Noninvasive Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Positron Emission Tomography, and CT angiography at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He joined the faculty pool at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College upon completion of his fellowship in 2008. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and holds Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University, a Master of Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford, UK, and a Master of Biostatistics from Vanderbilt University.



Chapters Authored

Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders

Articles & Reports

Peripheral Artery Disease: Epidemiology and Global Perspectives
Lead Author: F. Gerry Fowkes
, Nature Reviews Cardiology