Dr. Jacinda Sampson received her MD and a PhD in biochemistry from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed her neurology residency and neurogenetics fellowship at the University of Utah. She served at Columbia University Medical Center prior to joining Stanford University Medical Center in 2015. Her areas of interest include myotonic dystrophies, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and neurogenetic disorders such as neurofibromatosis, hereditary spastic paraparesis, spinocerebellar ataxia, among others. She is interested in clinical trials for treatment of neurogenetic disorders, and is the clinical application of next-generation genomic sequencing to genetic testing.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine Registrar (2006) UT
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2005)
  • Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine (2004) UT
  • Internship: University of Utah School of Medicine (2001) UT
  • Medical Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham (2000) AL
  • Fellowship, University of Utah School of Medicine, Neurogenetics (2006)
  • Residency, University of Utah School of Medicine, Neurology (2004)
  • Internship, University of Utah School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • PhD, University of Alabama, Biochemistry (1999)
  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Medical Degree (2000)

Honors & Awards
  • Stephen Q. Shafer Award for Humanism in Neurology, Columbia University Neurology Residents (2014)


Clinical Trials

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Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Neurogenetic Oncology Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Neuromuscular Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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(86 reviews)

Dr. Sampson is outstanding
Very good.
Excellent communication with nurse and doctors. Easy, approachable to ask questions about disorder.
Dr. Sampson is the best!
Good help & answered all questions.
Dr. Sampson was personable and Dr. Beth was as well. The time allotted for my interview was very adequate. All the usual physical tests instructed well and I executed them to the best of my ability.
Doc took my cue and although was willing to shake my hand, stated that she would honor my request and wave goodbye (with smile).
Dr. Sampson is exceptional in all ways - can't say enough good about her. What a blessing she is in my life!
I very seldom rate any experience this high, but my treatment definitely deserved this rating.
Wonderful Fellow, Dr., and others.
Fantastic visit with Dr. Sampson!
Dr. Sampson has a great way of interacting with me. She spent plenty of time with me without feeling rushed and answered all my questions.
Dr. Sampson and her resident were friendly, thorough and explained things so I understood.
grumpy and sometimes dirty appeareance
Dr. Sampson is fantastic. She explains things thoroughly and has a warm bearing. She is very easy to talk to -
Unlike many doctors I have seen in the past, Dr. Sampson was truly interested in seeing me and helping.
Excellent, outstanding care has always been provided to our daughter/patient.
Dr. Sampson & Dr. Lu were both fantastic. They were both good listeners, very professional, warm, caring & compassionate!
Dr. Sampson is the best doctor I have ever had...and I've seen a lot of them. I think EXTREMELY highly of her, and am EXTREMELY grateful for her.
We just think the world of Dr. Sampson! Our son Robert has neurofibromatosis and there are lots of issues going on- headaches, backaches, blindness, stomach aches. Dr. Sampson always spends lots of time with Robert, asking questions and suggesting ideas to make things better. She is so kind and caring and I always feel better when have been in to see her. We feel so lucky to have her overseeing Robert's care.
Dr Sampson was great. Very happy to have her.
I appreciate all that Dr. Sampson is doing to try to help me.
Dr. Sampson bedside manner are simply the best. She is so concern and seems to enjoy explaining anything I could not understand.
Dr. Sampson is awesome! She is very caring and explains things very well.
Dr. Sampson is very knowledgeable, thorough, kind. I wanted to see if she agreed with another doctors diagnosis. She had a different diagnosis and thoroughly explained why. Appreciate her.
I was impressed with how much time my provider spent with me.
Dr. Sampson is excellent at explaining complex things in ways I can understand easily.
Dr. Sampson was great.
Dr. Jacinda Sampson is one of the very best, if not the best, doctor I have ever had!
Dr. Sampson was very good good about explaining my condition so I could understand.
Dr. Sampson was very good. She took the time to do a complete exam and look at my complete medical history.
Dr. Sampson is an incredible provider; her concern, her ability to explain, her involvement, all are excellent.
Dr. Sampson was amazing!! I was extremely pleased with the visit. She answered all our questions and did not rush through the visit.
Dr. Sampson is very great doctor.
Provider very thorough.
Thank you very much! God bless you. Very kind.
Dr Sampson is a caring, motiveded physician.
Very courteous & thorough. Took the time to answer all questions & was very empathetic.
I appreciate the doctor a lot, for her love & help, thank you very much is a very good doctor. God bless you always.
Dr. Sampson is an excellent representative of Stanford = professional yet kind - A good combination!
Dr. Sampson was very caring with me and my family.
I wish I had found this provider sooner. Excellent care. She has brought back my trust in medical professionals.
Dr. Sampson is legitimately one of the best physicians I have ever encountered and feel very fortunate to be under her care. I did not even know neuromuscular genetics existed as a discipline, and Dr. Sampson is clearly an outstanding practitioner in the field with a global medical and scientific mind.
Dr. Jacinda Sampson is wonderful, she was very informative and thorough with her assessment. I appreciated her follow up on MyHealth app. Her nurse has also given me prompt follow up to email questions.
I'm very happy with the care and time the dr. take with me. I give a 10+.
Dr. was very knowledgeable of my condition and her explanations & discussion were greatly appreciated. I & my wife feel very confident in Dr. Sampson's care.
NO exaggeration - Dr. Sampson is the best doctor I've ever had, and that says a lot because I've been fortunate to have very good ones. She gives me hope and I'm deeply grateful to her!
She took the time to make sure I understood my situation completely.
Very good.
very good explanation of reasons for initial diagnosis, purpose of each test done, revised diagnosis based on results of tests. Positive recommendations for improving conditions which directed me to neurology clinic.
I was highly impressed with the amount of time the doctor spent w me together my family history, provided me information about the medical condition, and allowed me to make an informed decision.
My care provider help me to understand my problem and... health needed with very good understanding and health care.
I LOVE Dr. Sampson! She is always so kind & thorough. She was able to provide me with the answers & resources I needed. I'm doing SO much better!
Dr. Sampson is amazing. She was attentive & very thorough. She listened to all of my concerns & was genuine in her care. Love her!
Extremely pleased with time given to me on my first visit. Very thorough exam & questions. Also, excellent prompt response to follow up inquiries on the portal.
Dr. Sampson was very thorough in her evaluation. she was very respectful to me and very thoughtful regarding my questions.
Doctor Sampson. is very good. She explained every thing very clear to me. she is very helpful Thank you very much
Dr. Sampson is wonderful! A kind and caring expert!! She really listens and knows her stuff.
Excellent care, kind, thorough, capable, but long wait.
Everything was great.
Dr. Sampson was wonderful! She could really explain what was going on and answered my many questions.
I've got the best in Dr Sampson and Dr Cao
Dr. Sampson was excellent!
Dr Sampson is a wonderful Doctor and a credit to Stanford.
some of the recommended follow up test I am not familiar with. Maybe I should have asked more questions.
Only a good experience.
Dr. Sampson is an impressive doctor with excellent listening skills, genuine interest in my concerns, and obvious compassion.
Dr. Sampson is absolutely amazing! She is so thorough, genuine and incredibly sincere in truly wanting to help solve my problems. Her explanations and way of communicating is what all doctors should drive for. she has great respect for me as a patient and explains thoroughly to the best of her knowledge. She is incredibly knowledgable and very patient to fully listen to my concerns. She goes above and beyond. I am so impressed with her, my perception and respect for Standord has significantly for the better.
Dr. Sampson was great and I am so happy she was the one I was assigned -- I couldn't have asked for a better doctor to help me deal with the problems I'm having. She prescribed a number of tests which are now completed and I'm very anxious to hear the results, so my feedback is limited to the first interaction at this point. I am so grateful she spent the time with me that I needed, and have high confidence my follow-up will be productive.
I am so pleased and thankful to have Dr. Sampson
I really appreciated the time & effort Dr. Sampson had with me.
I like her very much.
Felt a real connection.
Truly outstanding.
I was told to stop taking one of the medications a previous provider had prescribed (not Stanford) and the alleviated one of my symptoms enough that I noticed a difference. Thank you!
Felt listened to and taken seriously.
Dr. Sampson was amazing! Incredibly thorough and explained in a language easily understandable. We have already recommended her to friends. Very down to earth and real. Loved her!!
Dr. Sampson is attentive and takes time with me, even when she doesn't have much of it.
Dr. Sampson was highly professional as well as appropriate. Very thorough in her examination and diagnosis.
The dr spent nearly 2 hours with me and gave a very thorough exam. No neurologist has ever given me so much attention.
Very good, thanks!
Dr. Sampson, very thorough & nailed our issues - got us referral & would definitely recommend her -
I felt heard & understood. The doctor was approachable & knowledgeable.

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