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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 11/6/2021, 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

331 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr Campbell attened to my concerns while on vacation. I have never met a more dedicated surgeon to the care of his patients.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Campbell as always was attentive, listens to the patient and clear in his advice. He Is especially kind in his approach to both the patient and the family. He is an outstanding physician. We travel from CT just to see Dr Campbell.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Campbell's office is always prompt in answering and/or returning calls and answering my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr Campbell always listens to our questions/concerns. He is professional at all times & is wonderful at addressing any of our concerns. He's genuinely caring.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr Campbell has always been a pleasure to work with even when the medical situation wasn't pleasant

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

This doctor is the best! Dr Campbell is goes above and beyond !

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

I have great respect for Dr. Campbell's leadership style. He assumes control as he enters the room. He is very positive and forthright, I appreciate his direct approach to working with the patient.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr. Campbell was responsive to my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr Campbell always explains things well, answers concerns. The entire team shows the same care and competence.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr. Campbell and the Cleveland clinic have allowed my father to feel comfortable and assured that he has all the best resources available to him. Following Dr. Campbell's recommendations and a successful operation my father is able to continue living in peace. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

PA was very friendly and professional. Dr. Campbell is very approachable and caring

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Campbell and staff are very personal.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Campbell is a model physician.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Campbell and his staff are always so professional and caring. My entire experience with Cleveland Clinic has been phenomenal.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Campbell is beyond amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Steven C. Campbell and his team are exceptional and truly the best in all measures. The definition of a perfect five-star rating.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

This was my first meeting with both Dr. Campbell and his assistant, Dr. Aram, and I was impressed by both of them. I'm happy to be in their care.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Campbell and his PAC Michelle Simmonds are the best. I'm very grateful that Dr. Campbell is my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Doctor and staff very punctual, appreciate that

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Overall great experience with Dr Campbell. Grateful I selected him. He made me feel like he cared about my health and was able to get to the bottom of my problem.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Campbell and his staff are truly outstanding Caring Professional

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Campbell and his staff are outstanding An excellent representative for all that is good about the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Both Dr Caveney and Dr Campbell are excellent. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very caring physicians. I am very glad to have chosen Dr Campbell.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Always excellent care provided by Dr Campbell.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Felt like substandard care. Didn't complete appointment. Sent me home with questions unanswered about my prostate cancer. Passed me off to another doctor. Meanwhile, the questions about the pain l have is ignored. Also other concerns I have.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Wry pleased with Dr. Campbell and PA Michelle Simmons.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

*Dr. S. Campbell is a wonderful, caring, intelligent - so happy he is my dr.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Campbell was friendly and advised to schedule proper tests, which I was able to accomplish same day, except for the catscan.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

I liked the process of my quickly getting through my appointment, and my tests. What was eliminated I noted was the nurse assistant meeting w/ questions located near the waiting/check in area, before my actual visit to see Dr. Campbell. All that is now done by the doctor's nurse/assistant in the actual Floor 8 doctor's examining area. Saves a step, which I appreciate, and seems more efficient.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Campbell is amazing! From the first day last year in December until now , he has been kind, compassionate, thorough and most of all a genius in his field! We don't want any other physician but him !

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Best of the Best lucky to see Dr. CAMPBELL

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Very good Dr. campbell great

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Felt rushed. Physician was nice, but seemed in a hurry and was in and out like a flash of lightening.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Campbell is the best!!!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

*Dr. Steven Campbell and his team are excellent.

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.

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