Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology



Uchechukwu K. A. Sampson, M.D.



Assistant Professor

Dept. of Medicine

Dept. of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology



Contact Information



Office Location:
PRB 383; Campus zip-6300
Phone: 615-936-1720
E-mail:  uchechukwu.sampson@vanderbilt.edu


Mailing address:
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine Division

PRB 383

2220 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-6300







MSc, Oxford
MPH, Robert Wood Johnson
MD, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (M.B.B.S.)






Sampson, UK, Harrell, FE, Fazio, S, Nwosu, S, Mercaldo, N, Mensah, GA, Davidson, MH, Coll, B, Feinstein, SB. Carotid Adventitial Vasa Vasorum and Intima-Media Thickness in a Primary Prevention Population. Echocardiography, 2014

Prins, PA, Hill, MF, Airey, D, Nwosu, S, Perati, PR, Tavori, H, F Linton, M, Kon, V, Fazio, S, Sampson, UK. Angiotensin-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms in hypercholesterolemic mice: role of serum cholesterol and temporal effects of exposure. PLoS One, 9(1), e84517, 2014

Lipworth, L, Fazio, S, Kabagambe, EK, Munro, HM, Nwazue, VC, Tarone, RE, McLaughlin, JK, Blot, WJ, Sampson, UK. A prospective study of statin use and mortality among 67,385 blacks and whites in the Southeastern United States. Clin Epidemiol, 6, 15-25, 2014

Jahangir, E, Fazio, S, Sampson, UK. Incident diabetes and statins: the blemish of an undisputed heavy weight champion. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 75(4), 955-8, 2013

Sampson, UK, Husaini, BA, Cain, VA, Samad, Z, Jahangir, EC, Levine, RS. Short-term trends in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a high-risk state. South Med J, 106(2), 147-54, 2013

Sampson, UK, Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, M, Mensah, GA. Health promotion and cardiovascular disease prevention in sub-Saharan Africa. Prog Cardiovasc Dis, 56(3), 344-55, 2013

Dennis, KE, Hill, S, Rose, KL, Sampson, UK, Hill, MF. Augmented cardiac formation of oxidatively-induced carbonylated proteins accompanies the increased functional severity of post-myocardial infarction heart failure in the setting of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Cardiovasc Pathol, 22(6), 473-80, 2013

Sampson, UK, Fazio, S, Linton, MF. Residual cardiovascular risk despite optimal LDL cholesterol reduction with statins: the evidence, etiology, and therapeutic challenges. Curr Atheroscler Rep, 14(1), 1-10, 2012

Prins, PA, Perati, PR, Kon, V, Guo, Z, Ramesh, A, Linton, MF, Fazio, S, Sampson, UK. Benzo[a]pyrene potentiates the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms in apolipoprotein E knockout mice. Cell Physiol Biochem, 29(1-2), 121-30, 2012

Sampson, UK, Perati, PR, Prins, PA, Pham, W, Liu, Z, Harrell, FE, Linton, MF, Gore, JC, Kon, V, Fazio, S. Quantitative estimates of the variability of in vivo sonographic measurements of the mouse aorta for studies of abdominal aortic aneurysms and related arterial diseases. J Ultrasound Med, 30(6), 773-84, 2011

Sampson, UK, Linton, MF, Fazio, S. Are statins diabetogenic. Curr Opin Cardiol, 26(4), 342-7, 2011

Taylor-Clarke, K, Henry-Okafor, Q, Murphy, C, Keyes, M, Rothman, R, Churchwell, A, Mensah, GA, Sawyer, D, Sampson, UK. Assessment of commonly available education materials in heart failure clinics. J Cardiovasc Nurs, 27(6), 485-94, 2011

Sampson, UK, Mensah, GA. Initial clinical encounter with the patient with established hypertension. Cardiol Clin, 28(4), 587-95, 2010

Sampson, UK, Metcalfe, C, Pfeffer, MA, Solomon, SD, Zou, KH. Composite outcomes: weighting component events according to severity assisted interpretation but reduced statistical power. J Clin Epidemiol, 63(10), 1156-8, 2010

Malkerneker, D, Brenner, R, Martin, WH, Sampson, UK, Feurer, ID, Kronenberg, MW, Delbeke, D. CT-based attenuation correction versus prone imaging to decrease equivocal interpretations of rest/stress Tc-99m tetrofosmin SPECT MPI. J Nucl Cardiol, 14(3), 314-23, 2006