Daily Princetonian: Profile: Dr. Barbara Sampson ’88, NYC chief medical examiner

By Jeff Zymeri

When Barbara Sampson ’88 was growing up, both of her parents were actively practicing medicine. It was never a question of if she would become a doctor; it was a question of when.

A Flag of Honor in the lobby of the OCME building adorns one of the walls. “This flag is created from the names of those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” it reads. After all, another important function of the chief medical examiner is to oversee mass fatality responses.

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