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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 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

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 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

363 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

65 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Campbell is the best!!!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Campbell was excellent. He had students with him and introduced them and both them and me comfortable. Was very prossional and quick with the endoscopy and catheritization of the bladder. No problems either during or after the procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

The doctor contacted me at home via telephone. He fulfilled a promise that once he had all the info on my case he would contact me with a recommended treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

As always Dr Campbell and staff are excellent in all categories

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Campbell has been and is an excellent physician. I trust his care completely.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

What a great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Campbell is a thorough professional with a warm and personal touch. He is at the top of his game on all fronts. Extremely lucky to have him as the Doctor for the most important Issue In life.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

All of my visits, virtual or in person, have been on time and efficient. Additionally, it puts me at ease that not only does he understand my condition, he always takes my concerns seriously and takes the time to address them. It took my a couple of years to find a doctor who does and I'm so appreciative.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Campbell is very easy to talk to and takes time to expand so that you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Already have recommended Dr. Campbell to many people.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I am impressed enough to be scheduled for surgery with Dr Campbell

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Campbell maybe spent 5 minutes with me. I know he's very busy but I drove 4 hours and spent the night in a hotel to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Couldn't be more happy to have a doctor like Dr Campbell

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Campbell and staff - outstanding

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Campbell is top doc in my book my condition was a long one and without this team I dont know what the outcome would have been. I feel great now and I very much appreciate everything

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr Campbell and everyone in his office are excellent people

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Campbell is amazing in all categories.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr Campbell is a one in a million. He has very good listening skills and answers questions so you understand. Michelle, PA was also good. She did the initial assessment then followed up with Dr. Campbell. Hopefully, they will make a good team.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Campbell has been treating me for over 15 years now. He's helped me through prostate and bladder cancer. Thanks to his professional and personal care I am leading a full life. I gave Dr Campbell to that!! He's the very best at what he does. I amHonored to call him my doctor. I thanks God fir him every day

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

I have referred many friends to Dr Campbell that we're having the same health issues I went through. I want them to have the very best care as I have had

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Excellent physician and team. Exhibited expertise and care in all respects.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Campbell always makes sure I get an appointment to see him when I come to Ohio from my home in Florida.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Campbell is one of the best Dr.s I have ever been treated by, I am alive today, without any reoccurrence from Cancer do to the special gift God has placed inside of this man. I am forever grateful to God and Dr. Campbell.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Campbell and the Cleveland clinic to everyone. There is no better health care facility than the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Campbell and his staff are awesome!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Campbell always seems too busy to sit one on one and express any questions or concerns I have. He ducks in the door with an assistant with him says "Here's whats gonna happen today" then leaves me stunned to wait for a procedure I never knew was coming,

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Campbell is clearly a talented doctor and surgeon. He direct and matter of fact...which is okay. However, Dr. Campbell sounds and acts like he is in a hurry and it presents as low empathy. In contrast, Dr. Stein in kidney/urology is also an exceptional doctor with outstanding empathy and a caring bedside manner.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Cancer is the worst thing you can hear from a doctor. Dr. Campbell has been the BEST from the beginning right up to the present. I have all the confidence in the world for him.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Steven Campbell was excellent in every aspect of patient interaction.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Campbell was very accessible throughout my treatment. He was exceptional.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Campbell was very thorough. His PA was as well. She was a straight shooter, that was engaging and reassuring.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Campbell is a true professional. His expertise and genuine care for his patients is extraordenry.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Campbell's assistant was very proactive and made my experience start off optimally.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Campbell is world class, that's why I sought him out. His expertise and empathy made for an insightful visit.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Campbell took the time to explain details about the issue I am having in a way no others have been able to do.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

we really like Dr.Campbell.He is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

at my first appointment with DrCampbell i felt I am in front of a professional& caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

I'll be happy to keep Dr campbell as my favorite doctor

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

dr Campbell has a pleasant way about him making him very trustworthy.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Campbell and his staff were very courteous. the Fellow working with Dr. Campbell was very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

The doctor gave me an elbow bump upon entering the room and was more personable than before. He has always been a great physician but was more business like previously.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Campbell was very professional, gave background information for all questions asked and was quite "patient"...with the patient.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I have and will continue to speak very highly of Dr. Campbell, his practice, everyone associated with his practice and everyone associated with CC.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

*Dr. Campbell is my hero - I will never forget his kindness, level of intelligence, patience with my questions and the fact that he contacted me, himself, both before and after surgery. I have never met a physician with that level of caring and selflessness before meeting him. His staff (team) was excellent as well. They explained things to me and didn't talk down to me, regardless of my questions. Just can't say enough about *Dr. Campbell and his team!! They are definitely of the highest caliber!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I've never had a doctor respond so quickly and be so caring. I am thoroughly impressed!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

As I said earlier, the doctor was extremely thorough and so caring. I've never experienced the level of experience and intelligence.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

incredible compassionate care from all departments. Dr. Cambell brought hope. Nurse LaToya brought comfort.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Campbell has always been fantastic yo deal with. Larry was excellent as well.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

One could not ask for a better Doctor than DR. Campbell--the best !

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

excellent care - very professional - Dr Campbell told me what he was doing every step of the way-I was extremely nervous and he and his staff made me feel very relaxed and as comfortable as one can be during this procedure Thank You Dr Campbell your the BEST

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Campbell answered all my questions and concerns & explained everything that he was about to do

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I would most definitely recommend Dr Campbell & his staff to anyone & everyone as well as the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Excellent care provider

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Campbell is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Campbell is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I respect Dr. Campbell a great deal and he has always listened to my feelings and advised me in a professional and caring manner. I feel fortunate to have him in my corner.

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 Dec 7, 2020

*Dr. Campbell is great! Professional, polite, friendly, excellent communication.

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!

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