Jacinda Sampson

Jacinda Sampson

Neurogeneticist, Neuromuscular neurologist

Bio:   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.
4.8 out of 5
163 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Movement Disorders Center

Neuromuscular Program

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine (2006) UT
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and 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)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

I'm very happy with the care and time the dr. take with me. I give a 10+.

SHC Patient, May 2017

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.

SHC Patient, May 2017

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!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

She took the time to make sure I understood my situation completely.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

My care provider help me to understand my problem and... health needed with very good understanding and health care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

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!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Sampson is amazing. She was attentive & very thorough. She listened to all of my concerns & was genuine in her care. Love her!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

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.

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4.8 out of 5
163 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

I'm very happy with the care and time the dr. take with me. I give a 10+.

SHC Patient, May 2017

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.

SHC Patient, May 2017

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!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

She took the time to make sure I understood my situation completely.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

My care provider help me to understand my problem and... health needed with very good understanding and health care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

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!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Sampson is amazing. She was attentive & very thorough. She listened to all of my concerns & was genuine in her care. Love her!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Sampson was very thorough in her evaluation. she was very respectful to me and very thoughtful regarding my questions.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Doctor Sampson. is very good. She explained every thing very clear to me. she is very helpful Thank you very much

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Sampson is wonderful! A kind and caring expert!! She really listens and knows her stuff.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent care, kind, thorough, capable, but long wait.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Everything was great.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Sampson was wonderful! She could really explain what was going on and answered my many questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Sampson was excellent!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I've got the best in Dr Sampson and Dr Cao

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr Sampson is a wonderful Doctor and a credit to Stanford.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

some of the recommended follow up test I am not familiar with. Maybe I should have asked more questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Only a good experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sampson is an impressive doctor with excellent listening skills, genuine interest in my concerns, and obvious compassion.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

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.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I am so pleased and thankful to have Dr. Sampson

SHC Patient, May 2016

I really appreciated the time & effort Dr. Sampson had with me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Truly outstanding.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Felt a real connection.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I like her very much.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Felt listened to and taken seriously.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

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!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Sampson is attentive and takes time with me, even when she doesn't have much of it.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Sampson was highly professional as well as appropriate. Very thorough in her examination and diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

The dr spent nearly 2 hours with me and gave a very thorough exam. No neurologist has ever given me so much attention.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good, thanks!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Sampson, very thorough & nailed our issues - got us referral & would definitely recommend her -

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I felt heard & understood. The doctor was approachable & knowledgeable.