Thomas G. Sampson MD

Thomas G. Sampson MD

Clinical Professor
VA Hospital - Arthritis & Joint Replacement



Residency UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 1982
Internship Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center 1978
MD Georgetown University Medical School 1977
BS, Biochemistry University Of California, Riverside 1973

About Thomas G. Sampson MD

Dr. Thomas G. Sampson is an internationally recognized expert in hip arthroscopy. Trained in orthopaedic surgery at UCSF,  Dr. Sampson is currently a Clinical Professor and orthopaedic consultant and surgeon at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Miley in San Francisco. He has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1982, and is recognized nationally and internationally as a pioneer and expert in hip preservation and hip arthroscopy. With his associate James M. Glick, he developed numerous advancements in Hip Arthroscopy, most notably the Lateral Approach, Arthroscopic Surgery for FAI, the Use of Extensive Capsulotomy for ideal surgery, and Repair of the FAACD Lesion.

In the area of orthopaedic research, Dr. Sampson has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, has written numerous chapters for surgical texts and has lectured nationally and internationally as an invited speaker. Dr. Sampson is a active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA), and the California Orthopaedic Association (COA), the Leroy C. Abbott Orthropaedic Society, the Wilson-Bost Interurban Society, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and as a founding member and past president of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)

As a clinical professor, Dr. Sampson teaches residents at UCSF, Mt. Zion, and the SFVA.  He is also a past recipient of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's distiguised James O. Johnston (JOJ) Teaching Award.