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
  • Cancer Center
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic Or Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Urology
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Complex Renal Cysts
  • Elevated PSA
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Hematuria
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
View all 16 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 Education - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - 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 10/17/2020, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

329 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

dr. campbell treated me as... patients first... wonderful dr.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

We are in a crisis situation and they were able to get us in early to talk to Dr. Campbell. Very impressed with the Cleveland clinic so far!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

dr. Campbell is a very kind, compassionate and amazingly skilled doctor from what we can tell. He even called me on my cell phone personally to try to arrange the next appointment to fit our schedule, what doctor does that? We are so thrilled to have him as my doctor for this serious situation I find myself in!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Campbell is an outstanding physician!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Campbell and his staff are the very best. I can't say enough good things about Dr.Cambell and the Cleveland Clinic. they are 100% in everything they do. Thank you so much Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

The staff and Doctor(s) took the extra time to answer my questions. They did not make me feel like I was bothering them and was only a number. It actually felt like I was treated like family.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I would not hesitate to recommend the Cleveland Clinic and especially Dr. Campbell to anyone!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Campbell is wicked smart and is able to communicate clearly and he allows enough time to satisfy my questions and concerns. He's straightforward in delivering health info, good or bad. Trustworthy.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Steven Campbell is brilliant, communicates clearly, and instills confidence. I always felt that he was dealing with me in a straightforward honest way. I could trust him to give it to me honestly.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr Campbells is the best of the BEST

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

I have full confidence in Dr Campbell

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Campbell give me all the information I needed and went the extra mile in calling me in evenings as well as day time.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell did my kidney surgery, and has always treated me as if I was the only person that mattered during our encounter! I am grateful to know him!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

very pleased with dr office visit. was easy to find.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr Campbell is personable, professional and has a wonderful ability that made me feel comfortable while he spends time to explain everything and gave me the opportunity to ask questions.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr Campbell is the best doctor I have ever encountered!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

I feel respected and well cared for each time in here. I haven't seen Dr Campbell since 2017 and he remembered me, was up to date on my current health, and took the time to talk to me about my concerns. he is always on time and his staff is friendly and helpful. he also added a few tests and I was still in and out of the building quickly. I come from out of town and I really appreciate the streamlined process in multiple places in the hospital.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Throughout my time before, during and after my surgery Dr. Campbell and his staff have been absolutely super. He is a very dedicated medical professional and has exceeded my expectations of quality attention. Seeking his advice was the best thing I could have wished for.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

very happy to have dr Campbell as my physician

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Campbell is a wonderful Doctor, who is treating me for a serious illness. He is always very caring and supportive, clearly explaining my condition and treatment. I am extremely grateful for his outstanding expertise, care, and support.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell is phenomonal and addressed all my

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell is excellent

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell does a great job explaining options and considerations of treatment alternatives. Our appointment interaction can sometimes feel rushed, given Dr. Campbell's schedule, but he consistently has a great group of interns, who can accommodate a higher degree of interactive dialog during the appointment setting. Most of my in-depth dialog w/ Dr. Campbell occurs in our follow-up phone conversations, which I much appreciate.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Very impressed that Dr Campbell called personally when my primary dr asked him to take me on. After the appointment and he decided what needed to be done, he called again (at 8:50 pm) to get things going.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I was very concerned coming into the appointment. Dr. Campbell and Larry Decipeda did an excellent job explaining everything to me in the level of detail that I prefer which helped ease my concerns considerably. Both Dr. Campbell and Larry were incredibly kind and personable and made me feel extremely comfortable in their care.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr Campbell Is Great.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Campbell is always compassionate and caring during appointments I have had with him.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I had a series of procedures and everything went smoothly. Dr. Campbell and Larry are great . could not ask for a better doctor and pm.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I feel fortunate to have Dr. Campbell as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

My experiences with Dr. Campbell and his staff have always been beyond outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Very good visit. I really appreciated Dr. Campbell's attention and work during my Cystoscopy procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I was very please with consultation I received from Dr Campbell. He explained procedures including possible pitfalls.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr Campbell and his staff are beyond efficient. That is why I have recommended numerous patients from Chicago! Expertise and kindness. the best!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

My Dr introduced everyone and explained the procedure and then performed it. He called me later in the day with results. I very much appreciated the timely call back with the results.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

doctor and P A were excellent

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Campbell is a wonderful caring knowledgeable person

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I have a very good Doctor who I feel is looking out for my best interests.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Campbell is excellent with the patient.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Campbell was very knowledgeable and capable. Amazed we were in and out so quickly!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Very pleased and impressed with the ease of being able to connect with Dr Campbell and clear way he was able to explain my issue with me. Also so comforted by the help that is always offered to me by him and his office.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Again, very comforted by the concern and care given by Dr Campbell and his office.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr Campbell and staff are always "a cut above"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Campbell was very helpful in a difficult time.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

dr Campbell personally called, very much appreciated

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

dr Campbell gave me high confidence that I was receiving best care possible

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Campbell is an excellent Doctor..He cares about his patients..He takes time to explain everything with compassion..

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Campbell, Always get back to me ASAP. Even when he was on vacation!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

*Dr. Campbell is a wonderful doctor who treated my serious illness. He is very supportive, and I am very grateful for his outstanding care.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

my visit was for testing only. I did receive a call from the doctor the following day to confirm actual results of my CT. He briefly outlined the situation a quick summary of options. He will schedule a formal meeting with me for a more detailed review of the points in 5 above. I am confident this will help guide my decision on next steps.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

My doctor for years was Dr. Stevenson. There were a number of months that passed where he was unavailable prior to his departure, this has now been resolved with Dr. Campbell. I am appreciative that he has taken me on as my care provider.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Campbell is an outstanding doctor and very passionate about his profession

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

4 treatment options were offered and explained. I appreciate the doctor's expertise and appreciate his calm demeanor as he explained my health problem and the path ahead.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I appreciate that Dr. Campbell and his staff worked to schedule the surgery in the timeframe that I need. That was a quick response and so very helpful.

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