Barbara Sampson is a forensic pathologist in the United States who has served as the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City since February 2013. She is the first woman to lead the agency since it was created in 1918.
|Chief Medical Examiner of New York City|
|Assumed office |
February 6, 2013
Bill de Blasio
|Preceded by||Charles Hirsch|
Sampson joined the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York as a Fellow in Forensic Pathology in 1998. She later served as a Cardiovascular Pathology Consultant, a Senior Medical Examiner, and First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner before being appointed as the Acting Chief Medical Examiner in February 2013 when Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch announced his retirement. She was formally appointed as the Chief Medical Examiner on December 10, 2014.
- "NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner - About - Chief Medical Examiner". Nyc.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
- "Mayor de Blasio Appoints Dr. Barbara Sampson as Chief Medical Examiner | City of New York". Nyc.gov. 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
| New York City Chief Medical Examiner