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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
  • Bladder Tumor Resection
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cancer Center
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Urology
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Complex Renal Cysts
  • Elevated PSA
  • 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

See publications for Steven Campbell, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/1/2024, 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

469 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

78 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Campbell was in a big hurry to explain and get out of room. Didn't feel he had time to talk to us.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I have always been very pleased by the professionalism displayed by Dr. Campbell. He is genuinely interested and concerned in dealing with his patients. He is thorough in his examination and keeps the patient informed throughout the procedure. He debriefs the patient relative to the findings of his examination and is open to questions from the patient. All in all, I am very fortunate to have Dr. Campbell as my physician.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr Campbell is an excellent physician. He does everything the correct way regarding patient care and understanding. I place a lot of trust in him.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Campbell himself called me to ask me to come in early that day. It was the day of the eclispe. I could not have been treated any better.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr Campbell and his nurse were excellent

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr Campbell and staff were very accommodating and professional

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

When Dr. Kline retired was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Campbell accept me as his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

The time spent with the PA was good, with good explanations. The time spent with the physician was very limited, with limited explanations of all the options or discussions with me. The physician did explain that once we had updated bloodwork there would be a follow up discussion. More time should have been spent discussing my approach to managing symptoms or risk, as well as discussing my overall health and the risks.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I always receive outstanding care from Dr. Campbell and his office.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I always receive world-class care from Dr. Campbell's office.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr Campbell is the best - caring, professional and always answers all my questions- my favorite doc

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Campbell has tremendous experience and is a doctor I can trust.I also know he has a wealth of knowledge in Kidney Cancer Research...I feel comfortable knowing he has my back,,,,Thank you...

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Campbell in my opinion is one of the reasons the Cleveland Clinic hasSuch a high national rating in Urology. The best hospitals have the best Doctors...

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Campbell's care has been a great blessing to me. I chose him for my care because of his reputation and skill as a surgeon. I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience with him.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr Cambell is always so personal and shows that he has an interest in well being.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Campbell was extremely clear and took the time to help me understand my current situation. He was perfect!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Campbell is an excellent doctor very respectful and kind

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Campbell is an outstanding doctor. I understand why it takes so long for a new patient to get an appointment

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Campbell's staff is always extremely responsive.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Campbell has a very kind personality and he's very responsive to questions. But best of all, he obviously knows exactly what he's doing.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Jacqueline Swanger was awesome. She made us feel so comfortable. Nurses were great also

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Campbell is a one in a million physician! Besides being incredibly kind, patient, and thoughtful, he is also an amazing surgeon and physician.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Campbell was excellent in every way, as a surgeon and a human being.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Campbell is the absolute best. Very intelligent and relatable.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Agrawal was exceptionally good

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Campbell is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Jessica Skiles was extremely helpful. Visit with Dr. Campbell was more than satisfactory. Dr. Campbell was prompt, polite, thorough, and, patiently answered our questions.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

My experience with Dr. Campbell has been outstanding from day one. I can't say enough good things about his treatment of me as a patient. The confidence he instills in me made my recovery from the surgical treatment two years ago amazing. I feel so blessed to be able look forward to many years of quality life.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Campbell was very courteous and professional. He continually checked on my well-being during the procedure. His manner was quite reassuring. The nursing staff, Therese in particular, was exceptional.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Campbell only spent a few minutes with me. He seemed in a hurry to get somewhere else and didn't explain the changes to my treatment until asked.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Campbell is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Although the out come so far is good, I would like the Doctor to explain (discuss) each test and result as to why it is good and ok and what is expected in the coming days. I observe a rush to say something and leave the room. But, I will say I'm very well satisfied. My comment is basically I want to understand more about the nature of the progression of the disease. I hate when a doctor or rushes.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Campbell. Very professional in every way.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Steven C. Campbell is undeniably the best in all measures. In my very many years of dealing with doctors, I have never had a doctor that always finds the time to call and check on my well-being after a procedure. He truly is exceptional. Dr. Steven C. Campbell and his team are simply stellar and a perfect five-star rating!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Campbell is very efficient, timely and clearly answers all our questionsShanay Carson is gifted in her listening skills. Supportive and caring She remembered us even though we have not been there for 2 years she has a bright smile and sense of humor. They both are keepers!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Efficient and it is great to have all test results before our appointment with Dr Campbell I've is well informed in our results and questions befor he knocks on the door. I wish all health systems were this efficient!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

I have appreciated and trusted Dr Campbell and personally chose him when Dr Klein left. I hope I am OK and he was just having a bad day.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Excellent Dr to talk with about the next step in my treatment - he is taking a proactive approach

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Campbell makes everything easier for us so we do not have to travel hours to get there for follow ups unless needed. He is very informative and takes time to show an interest in how you are doing. I would recommend him to anyone. Cleveland Clinic knows how to get things done and in a large scale. Very impressive..

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Exceptional care. All questions answered and concerns addressed. Dr. Campbell has been my doctor since 2008, providing treatment for bladder cancer and monitoring for recurrences. I doubt that I would be alive were it not for him and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Campbell's time with me was very limited. He received a text halfway through the visit and was obviously in a hurry to leave the room without explanation. We were confused about follow up at the end.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Excellent. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Campbell as my urologist.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Excellent. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Campbell as my urologist. He and is team are true professionals. They are very personable and have consistently provided me high quality, efficient care and follow-up. Well done !

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Campbell. Very kind, attentative and empathetic.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

The results of Dr. Campbells treatment of me is outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Amazing Physician who has been caring for me for over 10 years

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr.Campbell/staff were just great.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

The nursing staff was excellent!! Dr. S. Campbell is the best doctor in the world!!!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Campbell has been excellent!!!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Campbell's office was great in letting me know which tests I needed so that I could do them here then have a virtual visit with him. The virtual visit appointment was very easy to schedule.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

My husband participated in the Zoom visit with me and we both were able to talk with Dr. Campbell and his PA, Michelle Simmons. Consistent with prior contacts with them, they were informative, responsive and kind. Both my husband and I got all our questions answered and felt that they truly cared about what was happening with my health.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Very attentive and explained everything very well. Dr Campbell took the time to address my concerns and questions

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I trust him with my life

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Very good care taken by Provider during procedure. Very positive feeling that procedure was performed effectively and with care.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Always satisfied with Dr. Cambell's office and his services

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr S. Campbell provided excellent medical follow up on my cancer surgery. Reviewed my medical history and recent test results prior to appointment. Provided clear assessment of my current health condition and expectations for near term and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

The ease of getting urological care from Dr. Campbell at CCF has been Very Good, and his current assistant, Ms. Skiles ( sp./?), and prior assistants. Rachel (?) and Janice, have been very understanding and helpful when rescheduling has been required. In an unrelated matter, I have an appointment as a new patient with Dr. Khalal ( sp./?) re my spine/posture. However, I may need to reschedule this appointment, but have not been able to speak with ( or email ) anyone in her office.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Campbell is the best, prompt, professional and very thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Campbell is wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Campbell was very helpful with refering me to an endocrinologist, hope to hear from them soon!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Campbell's office was very helpful and easy to work with on scheduling an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Campbell was world-class in all aspects of my visit. I was very impressed with his approach and his plan going forward to ensure good health for decades to come.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

*Dr. Campbell was amazing - he came to see me 3X a day.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Campbell and the Cleveland Clinic has taken Great care of me.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Campbell is superior doctor

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Good provider but hard to get a physical appointment with.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Campbell and his staff are the best of the best!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Campbell was very kind and compassionate. Answered all if our questions. Gave me peace of mind with his confidence. Would definitely recommend Dr. Campbell.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Campbell and the staff were all very professional, informative, kind and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Michelle the PA and Dr Campbell both were thorough and professional in their assessment and details of the visit.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

After Dr. Campbell gave me all the information about my cancer He looked at me and said if you were my brother, I would recommend this to you which he did. I thought that was very nice.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Campbell and his staff are the best. Always helpful, friendly, accommodating, etc. I feel lucky to have Dr. Campbell as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

The first time in 2 years I could see Dr. Campbell's face. It made a difference and his humanity showed!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Campbell is an excellent doctor. I trust him.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Campbell called me twice leaving messages both times after reviewing the results from my MRI...I was very impressed. He is a busy surgeon and medical school prof. So his call wasAbove and beyond the call of duty. I am lucky to be a patient of Dr. Campbell's.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Campbell once again provided excellent care. The assisting staff, as usual were great as well. I was in good hands!

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr Campbell is very easy to talk to, listens and answered all my questions

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

I'm treated very well when I come to the Cleveland Clinic. This time I came for treatment and my doctor Campbell and is staff were wonderful.

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