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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 10/23/2022, 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

278 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

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.

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.

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