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Newark Native and Nationally Recognized Physician who Overcame Tremendous Obstacles in Life will Speak


Newark Native and Nationally Recognized Physician who
Overcame Tremendous Obstacles in Life will Speak at
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Sampson Davis
Dr. Sampson Davis a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Michaels Medical Center in Newark NJ. Author of “Living and Dying in Brick City: An ER Returns Home” and Co-Author of “The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise and Fulfill A Dream.”

NEWARK, N.J. (June 4, 2013) – A book signing for Newark native and Emergency Medicine physician Dr. Sampson Davis will be held from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, on Mon., June 10, at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, 201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace, Newark. In addition to discussing the personal triumphs and challenges that motivated him to succeed, Dr. Davis will describe his newly released book titled, “Living and Dying in Brick City an E.R. Doctor Returns Home.”

For the past 13 years, Dr. Davis has been on the frontlines in urban hospitals treating patients as an Emergency Medicine physician. Growing up poor in Newark shaped his views and provided a unique understanding of the medical issues that lead some of his patients into the emergency room. This book provides a rare, real-life glimpse into the inner workings of an urban emergency room. It offers practical health advice on a wide range of topics, including:

• Gun Violence and or Gun Control
• Rise in Prescription Drug Abuse
• The Mental Health Crisis
• Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among Women
• Importance of Mentoring

Dr. Davis co-authored a New York Times and Essence #1 Bestseller titled The Pact with childhood friends Dr. Rameck Hunt and Dr. George Jenkins. At a young age, the trio vowed not to become victims of their environment. Instead, they overcame the odds, became doctors and established The Three Doctors Foundation to inspire young people to strive for academic excellence.

Dr. Sampson Davis said, “Strength comes from knowing that the power to overcome adversity and prevail lies within one’s self and you have to first realize that. Once realized, you have to accept accountability for your life and take the necessary steps to turn hopes and dreams into realities.”

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is one of the top three in heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at

About Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ):
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.

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