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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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 10/23/2022, 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

358 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Very satisfied with care by Dr Campbell . Scheduling easy online access easy to use for elderly. Staff very helpful

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2023

Excellent team of doctors. Always clear in communication & SPOKE WITH MY WIFE- very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Campbell to anyone! He is the epitome of health care.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Campbell is always very thorough & makes sure we understand everything we discuss.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Campbell is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Felt Dr. Campbell cared and was attentive to my needs.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Campbell the best!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

I remain very impressed by the professionalism of Dr. Campbell. I am fortunate to have him as my doctor, he is so thorough in all aspects of the appointment, extremely confident, competent, and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Before my return to Marietta Dr Campbell already left me a message regarding my test

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Doctor's assistant was outstanding professional friendly as previously stated he should be a keeper

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

With one kidney remaining I feel doctor Campbell is working for the best alternative for my personal medical problem

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I have already raved about DR. Campbell often!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I have received excellent care from Dr. Campbell and his staff. I have recommended The Cleveland Clinic to any of my friends that need medical care

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Cambell is the best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Always on time and positive staff. Dr. Campbell is professional efficient and kind. I could not ask for better treatment and care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Campbell and his team were exceptionally knowledgeable, informative and very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Campbell has saved both my husbands and daughters lives along with removing a tumor from my sister's kidney. He is amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Campbell is always a caring and dedicated doctor. I'm fortunate to have had him caring for me and performing my surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Campbell and staff communication and availability have been exceptional through both internet and phone calls!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Lack of time by physician is a very big negative. Same occurred with previous visit.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Campbell and his team have provided outstanding care. I could not have been treated better. A+

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Campbell and staff understands my health goals and work to achieve the best possible results!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I felt she took her time to understand my issues. Very impressive.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Campbell is the best! Great personality, shows care, concern and support.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I really didn't get to see him or chat much. But he seemed wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Appreciate the professionalism and medical capabilities of Dr. Campbell to handle my cancer treatment. Highly recommend Dr. Campbell to those with urological cancers.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Campbell is efficient, quick, always gives a fist-bump. I trust him

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Both Dr. Campbell and his PA, Michelle Simmons were very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2023

*Dr. Stephen Campbell was excellent! Thorough, attentive, personal, caring!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Campbell has always been great. Been working with him for 6+ years.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Campbell was the most compassionate and caring doctor I have ever had. The nurses who I talked to on the phone were absolutely amazing.Every question was answered

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I've had excellent care from Dr. Campbell.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Campbell understands my medical conditions and treats me personally.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Felt that all care fromResident that initially saw me prior to Dr. Campbell, to Dr. Campbell to Michelle Simmons afterwards who called me to discuss my script wereAll thorough and professional discussing my care.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr. Campbell's office scheduled the appointment for me. I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Cleveland Clinic's previously awful appointment scheduling department has improved greatly over the past few years- getting in to tsee Dr. Campbell has always been very easy and everyone is very kind and courteous.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

I think Dr. Campbell should be head of the department, that is how extraordinarily knowledgeable and capable he is.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

*Dr. S. Campbell is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dr. Campbell and his staff are excellent at what they do.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dr. Campbell seemed impatient in his time with me. Most of my questions were answered by the nurse practitioner, who saw me first. My impression was that she summarized my case to him before he saw me. In the future I would like for him to be present and attentive to my concerns when I am seeing him.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

*Doctor Campbell is wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Doctors were great.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

They were very informative. Surgeon called me personally. I have never had a dr call me before. I was very impressed

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr Campbell does a though exam and explanation of the procedure that he is performing. He is very personal and makes you feel right at home. I would highly recommend his services to everyone needing urinary care.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Campbell was excellent In communicating where things stand with my procedure and what might be next.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr Campbell is an excellent specialist and a caring individual I trust his opinion tremendously

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr. Campbell's office and staff are very professional and always a delight to work with.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr. Campbell is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Campbell and the PA were both excellent

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr Campbell was very kind in his explanation of what needs to be done. I appreciated that so much.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Campbell is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Excellent service performed by Doctor Campbell thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

First time meeting Dr. Campbell, really liked his optimism and bedside manner,VERY important to me.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr Campbell didn't perform my surgery, but he has treated me as if I was his patient from day one. Very impressed with him.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

I truly believe that your staff (Dr.Campbell & associate's) saved my life by getting this cancer out of me and can't thank you all enough.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Campbell is The Best !

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr Campbell is always caring, professional and very knowledgeable. I feel lucky to have him as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Both the Dr's PA and Dr Campbell were terrific!

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Excellent experience. Would recommend the CC and Dr. Campbell To anyone needing treatment.

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