Michael Sampson, DO
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Sampson earned his Bachelor of Science degree
at Gannon University in Erie, Pa. He is a 1992 Centennial graduate of Kirksville College
of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed his internship and family
medicine residency at Garden City Hospital in Michigan where he served as chief resident.
As an athlete himself, he pursued a career in Sports Medicine, completing a one-year
Sports Medicine Fellowship at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Both programs
were affiliates of Michigan State University. He was the Alpha Fellow and remained
as the co-director of the fellowship and faculty with the Family Medicine Residency
program at Metro Health Hospital. While in Grand Rapids, he served as team physician
or assistant team physician for numerous competitive athletic teams.
Prior to relocating to the Atlanta metro area, Dr. Sampson was the Department Chair
of Family Medicine and Associate Professor of Sports Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative
Medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. He was the
team physician for the Virginia Tech Hokies athletic teams. He served as president
of the Virginia chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and
sat on the board of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (ACOPF). He was also
named the 2007 Young Physician of the Year by the ACOFP. He has worked with college,
Olympic and professional sports teams throughout his career and he continues to speak
at local, regional and national conventions on sports medicine and family medicine
Dr. Sampson is an associate professor of Family Medicine/Sports Medicine, director
of Primary Care Skills and Family Medicine Clerkships at GA-PCOM. He is also the faculty
advisor of the Family Medicine and Sports Medicine clubs at Georgia Campus.
Clinically, he practices Primary Care Sports Medicine with Dr. Gary Levengood at Sports
Medicine South in Lawrenceville, Ga. He treats both musculoskeletal and medical issues
of athletic and physically active individuals, covering the spectrum from the professional
athlete to the weekend warrior. Being a DO, he also incorporates OMM (manual medicine)
in the care of his patients.
He serves on the board of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and
is chair of its Student/Resident Relations Committee. Dr. Sampson is board certified
in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.