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
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
View all 14 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 School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate - 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

248 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 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

I really liked Dr. Campbell's approach- listening intently, discussing my heath history and making a plan with me.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

I have been very pleased with Cleveland Clinic from the initial phone call. I think Dr Campbell is an excellent physician, when I express a concern he not only listens to me, he Hears me and understands!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

we are very pleased with the amount of care Dr Campbell provides and appreciate his attention to detail. Love the fact that I can call his office and get a real person not voice mail and have to wait in a call back.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

He is a very good doctor, best in class, I have recommended several patients to him and they all feel the same way.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

waited 30 minutes past appointment time to see provider no apology no acknowledgement, nothing, saw him all of 3.2 seconds

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Dr. Campbell is the best provider I have ever had. He called me a couple times on his off time to update me on my lab work results. I feel very comfortable putting my health into his hands. He is a great listener and when I was confused, he helped me to understand the results. When emailing him, he always responded back within 30 minutes.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I feel fortunate to have Dr. Campbell as my physician. I find him, and his associates, to be very competent, caring, interested, and most proficient in their respective postions. I have tremendous respect and confidence in Dr. Campbell's medical competence.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I am completely satisfied with my visit with Dr. Campbell and his staff relative to this visit.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Campbell's nurse/assistant was very professional and competent in her duties.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Thank you Dr. Campbell for providing your expertise, patience, and kindness. I am fortunate to have you as my bladder oncologist!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Campbell is not only the top in his field he cares, has empathy, compassion and human decency. He is the definition of character a Doctor should have.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I have always had a great experience dealing with Dr. Steven C. Campbell, and all of his staff. Dr. Campbell is a very compassionate man, and well respected in his specialty.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr. Campbell provided a thorough explanation of findings during my cystoscopy. His reassurance was very supportive and understanding of my bladder cancer history and recent prolonged urinary infection. I am grateful for his personally calling me with the culture and cytology findings. His kindness and expertise are greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

I'm very lucky to have Dr. Campbell and his assistant as my doctor and surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. needed to spend more time in the exam room . We really never were able to ask him the questions we needed answered . He was or seemed to be in a hurry. We drove 3.5 hours to get here he at least could have gave us more then 3 minutes of his time to discuss where we go from here.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

After seeing the Resident, I waited for more than 45 minutes to see Dr. Campbell. This is quite unusual as he is normally very punctual.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

appt was 30 plus minutes late. i took day off, paid for parking and spent more time waiting for dr. than we actually had in appt itself.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Campbell is very thorough and makes sure that I understand clearly what his exkpectation for me are going to be.

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