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 11/22/2018, 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

295 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Stephen Campbell is a great doctor. He is incredibly knowlegable regarding his area of specialization...

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Campbell is an outstanding doctor on all fronts when it comes to patient care!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Entire process is very well coordinated from check-in to actual visit with doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Campbell provided an excellent and successful treatment for a serious illness I had during about four years. He was always very caring and supportive, clearly explaining my condition and treatments. He is a wonderful Doctor, and I am very grateful for all his outstanding care and medical service.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

very matter of fact care, I felt the provider was knowledgeable and skilled but no compassion or concern for my recovery and what to expect with my healing process and pain management. I had a very major surgery and was made to feel like I shouldn't be having the amount of pain postop that I was having but wasn't really given any alternate resources to help. I felt very much like a number and not a person.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

I could not have asked for a more caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable team than Dr. Steven Campbell's team. Dr. Campbell even called me at home to reconfirm my test results as well as recommend another procedure which was indicative of his thoroughness and thoughtfulness in my treatment and diagnosis.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

There seemed to be effective communication regarding my case between the lead provider, Dr. Campbell, and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

doctor was thorough and friendly

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr Campbell is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Campbell and his staff are outstanding

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

He is A Wonderful Gifted Doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

very good Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

*Dr. Steven Campbell is an amazing doctor and human. He took my situation seriously and went out of his way to ensure my treatment was the best possible option/plan. He saved my life - my small children are glad their mom is OK!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Campbell was EXCELLENT. He called directly and explained his findings.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

I have been going to Dr. Campbell for 15 years. Very competent, knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

The doctor is very good explaining everything to you and care for his patients.

Reviewed on May 18, 2019

My physician's treatment and care were outstanding. - The residents did great work.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Campbell us very busy, I fit my schedule to his whenever I can!

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Campbell is the best, his personal calls to me before and after my surgery were truly unique and so important for my selection of him as my caregiver!

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

the DR follow-up Call was very good

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr Campbell is an outstanding physician and person. I feel fortunate to have him for my doctor treating me for kidney cancer

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr Campbell is an outstanding physician and person. I feel fortunate to have him treating my kidney cancer and beyond

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I am very glad to be under the care of Dr. Campbell, who for almost four years has been giving me excellent treatment and advice for my health problems. He was always very caring and supportive, and clearly and carefully explained my medical conditions and my future treatment options. I am very grateful for his outstanding care and medical service.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr Campbell exceptional

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

I was totally impressed by Dr. Campbell from our initial meeting. He possesses an inate leadership quiaity, a character that is much appreciated in a physician. I find Dr. Campbell very caring, thorough, direct, and totally honest in dealing with his patients. All of these characteristics are much appreciated by me. I have total confidence in his decisions and recommendations regarding my health concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Campbell and his staff did a great job.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Campbell explained the procedure and answered my questions without hesitation and while explaining everything looked at both my wife and myself, not just looking at me, which gave us the feeling that both of us were involved in this.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

all tests scheduled within close proximity and the physician's office treated me earlier than the scheduled appointment which shortened the entire process. Very efficient.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

The care respect and explanation of my condition and treatment plan were over and above expected.The doctor listened to me and was very compassionate to me and my family.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I have great confidence and trust in Dr. Campbell performing my upcoming surgery

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

I don't live in Cleveland. I live 4 hours a way. I feel lucky to have Dr. Campbell as my urologist and how quickly he was able to see me, and get my surgery scheduled.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

There was a delay w/the previous patient. It took some time before I was informed of this. But once I was informed, even Dr. Campbel came in and let me know what was going on.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

always a pleasure to see Dr. Campbell

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Campbell knows urology!!! Amount of time with patient could be better!!!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I love Dr Campbell he is a great Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Completely pleased with my visit to the Cleveland Clinic. It was with the trip from Virginia. I will be returning to the Clinic whenever my RCC grows to the appropriate size and needs Dr Campbell's expertise.

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