Steven Campbell, MD, PhD

Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
  • Brachytherapy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic Or Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Complex Renal Cysts
  • Elevated PSA
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Hematuria
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Steven Campbell, MD, PhD

Steven Campbell, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery, Residency Program Director, and a member of the Section of Urologic Oncology in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. 

He obtained his medical degrees at the University of Chicago and completed his urology residency at Cleveland Clinic (1989-1995), followed by a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1995-1996).

Dr. Campbell’s primary interests include renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, treatment-related osteoporosis and tumor angiogenesis.  His background also includes American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) and Kimmel Research Scholarship awards, and he is a former member of the American Board of Urology Examination Committee. Dr. Campbell is currently on the educational board for AFUD and the medical advisory board for the Kidney Cancer Association.  

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Additional Training

  • Robotic training seminars
  • Laparoscopic surgery training seminars
  • Laser surgery training seminars

Professional Highlights

  • Vice Chairman Urology, Center for Urologic Oncology, 2010
  • Residency Program Director, Cleveland Clinic, 2006-Present
  • Chief of Urology, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Chicago, 2001-2005
  • American Urologic Association, Boards Examination Committee, 1999-2003
  • American Joint Committee on Cancer, Committee for Staging Urologic Cancers, 2006-2010
  • Society of Urologic Oncology, Examination Committee


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Adrenal cancer, bladder cancer, complex renal cysts, kidney cancer, osteoporosis related to cancer, penile cancer, prostate cancer, testis cancer, transitional cell carcinoma, urologic oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, 2006, 2007
  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, 2004-2006
  • America’s Top Physicians, 2004, 2005
  • Best Doctors in America, 2003-2005
  • Kimmel Research Scholar, 1999-2001
  • American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar, 1996-1998
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship Recipient, 1982-1989
  • A.A. Stagg Academic/Athletic Scholarship, University of Chicago, 1978-1982
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • George and Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1994

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Campbell is active in laparoscopic surgery for the kidney and bladder and robotic surgery for the prostate, as well as new techniques for partial nephrectomy.


  • American Urologic Association
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Society of Pelvic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Basic Urologic Research
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/20/2016, Dr. Campbell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

168 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017

the purpose of my visit to Dr Campbell was to follow up on the nephrectomy that he performed in February, 2013. This was the four year anniversary checkup to make sure that the cancer had not returned (it had not). and to check the function of my remaining kidney. During the course of the visit Dr. Campbell also checked my left leg which was greatly swollen due to a large blood clot. This clot manifested itself on March 9, 2017, and I was hospitalized at Parma Hospital for it until I was released on March 13. My visit to Dr. Campbell was on March 27, two weeks exactly after my release from Parma Hospital. The swelling had not gone down in those two weeks. Dr. Campbell was concerned and he arranged for me to have a consultation with your vascular medicine department. I had the consultation of March 29 and was hospitalized at your facility from March 29 to March 31. On March 31 I had some questions regarding the potential effect on my remaining kidney of the treatment being proposed by the vascular medicine department. I called Dr. Campbell's office and was informed that he was in surgery. I explained my concerns to Dr. Campbell's secretary and she told me that he would get back to me the same day. He in fact called me before 2:30pm before I actually left the hospital. He had been thoroughly informed of my questions by his secretary and answered them all, plus whatever follow up questions I had. Dr. Campbell went above and beyond his duties to help me with a problem that is really not a normal concern of the urology department. Dr. Campbell's concern for my entire well-being and not just for my urology problems has been my experience with him since I first started treating with him in early 2013.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

Overall, well above average. I will be back for follow-up.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017

Never a bad moment...

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

Great care

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016

Overall, a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

Dr. Campbell has always provided excellent care. He is extremely knowledgeable, but explains things in terms you are able to understand. I could not ask for any better provider than Dr. Campbell. I am a cancer survivor of 2 different cancers for which Dr. Campbell treated both. I AM NOW CANCER FREE THANKS TO THIS MAN AND GOD!!!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2016

A special thanks to Dr. Steven Campbell and all the doctors who helped me along the way where excellent. The nursing staff, aides, PA's all very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2016

Dr. Campbell is always terrific. Truly the best at what he does.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016

I consider my doctor one of the best in United States.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2016

For all I've gone thru, they have all been courteous, professional, informative & kind.

Reviewed on May 19, 2016

Dr. Campbell was very supportive and provided very clear and careful advice about my health status and about my past and future treatment. I am very glad to be treated by Dr. Campbell.

Reviewed on May 16, 2016

We travel from Missouri to Cleveland for our appointments at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Steven Campbell is the most caring, kind, and knowledgeable doctor we have ever had. We are so grateful for him and his expertise in his field. He performed partial nephretomies on my husband and me due to kidney cancer. He is an amazing doctor and kind person and we know the Clinic is so proud to have him on staff!!

Reviewed on May 2, 2016


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