2012

Distinguished Alumni

Hugh A. Sampson, Class of 1967

Dr. Sampson is Professor of Pediatrics, Dean for Translational Biomedical Research, and Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He received a BA in Biology from Hamilton College in 1971 and his MD in 1975 from SUNY at Buffalo. His research interests have focused on food allergic disorders and he heads the NIH-sponsored Consortium on Food Allergy Research, which is conducting several clinical trials investigating novel treatments for food allergy. He has published over 360 scientific articles and 70 book chapters primarily on food allergic disorders and co-edited five books. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2003. Dr. Sampson is also past president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.