Barbara Sampson

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Barbara Sampson
Chief Medical Examiner of New York City
Assumed office
February 6, 2013
MayorMichael Bloomberg
Bill de Blasio
Preceded byCharles Hirsch

Dr. Barbara Sampson, MD, PhD is an American forensic pathologist who has served as the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City since February 2013. She is the first woman to lead the agency since it was created in 1918.

Biography[edit]

Sampson joined the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York as a Fellow in Forensic Pathology in 1998. She later served as a Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant, a Senior Medical Examiner, and First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner before being appointed as the Acting Chief Medical Examiner in February 2013 when Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch announced his retirement.[1] She was formally appointed as the Chief Medical Examiner on December 10, 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner - About - Chief Medical Examiner". Nyc.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  2. ^ "Mayor de Blasio Appoints Dr. Barbara Sampson as Chief Medical Examiner | City of New York". Nyc.gov. 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
Preceded by
Charles Hirsch
New York City Chief Medical Examiner
2013–present
Incumbent