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Andre Campbell, M.D.

Andre Campbell, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Contact Information

Campus Box 0807
San Francisco, CA 94143-0807
(415) 206-8673 Appointments
(415) 206-4627 Office
(415) 206-5484 Fax
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  • Harvard University, A.B., 1976-1980
  • UCSF School of Medicine, M.D., 1981-1985
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Intern,  Internal Medicine, 1985-1986
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Resident,  Internal Medicine, 1986-1988
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery, 1988-1991
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Chief Resident General Surgery, 1991-1992
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Fellow, General Surgery, 1992-1993
  • University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Fellow, Teaching Scholar, 1999-2000
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1992
  • American Board of Surgery, 1993
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 1995

Dr. Andre Campbell is Professor of Clinical Surgery.  Dr. Campbell is a graduate of Harvard University and the UCSF School of Medicine.  He completed his Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care residencies at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical in New York.  He is the Director of the RRC-approved UCSF Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Co-Director of the 4E Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Director of the UCSF Surgery 110 Course for third-year medical students at seven hospitals.  Dr. Campbell's clinical expertise is in the area of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Critical Care. 


Dr. Campbell was selected to be a founding member of the Academy of Medical Educators this year. The goal of the Academy is to improve the quality of teaching on the UCSF campus. This group will help to improve collaboration across disciplines as they go forward with the new integrated curriculum. Last year Dr. Campbell became the Director of Surgery 110 and has put in a tremendous effort at helping to build the rotation into a better experience for our third year students.


Dr. Campbell became clerkship Director during the turbulent times of curriculum reform. There are a number of new initiatives that he has worked on this year including more basic training in surgical techniques, expanding the lecture series, radiology curriculum, and an observed physical examination. The goal of his work on the surgery rotation is to develop new and exciting ways to teach medical students surgery. He has already started to interface with the anatomists at UCSF in helping to design and facilitate projects that will help bridge the basic science clinical medicine gap for our students in the new curriculum. He are planning to introduce a new integrated anatomy curriculum for UCSF medical students.

Dr. Campbell's initial main research interest was in the basic science and clinical aspects of acute lung injury in the trauma patient. After examining the basic science aspects of the mechanism of lung injury in sheep, his research subsequently focused on the clinical aspects of lung injury in trauma patients. As part of the Traumatic Lung Injury Group, he attempted to stratify the patients who are at risk for developing ARDS by examining both systemic and local inflammatory mediators.

Currently, he is involved with research projects in the ICU evaluating the efficacy of ventilator management strategies in patients with ARDS in conjunction with the Respiratory Therapy Division at SFGH. The goal of these studies is to determine if patients benefit from pressure control ventilation over volume control ventilation if they had acute lung injury. He is now working on a number of projects examining weaning and the work of breathing patients have on different modes of ventilation.

Dr. Campbell has been a co-investigator in a study of errors reported in morbidity and mortality conference. The purpose of this study is to better characterize and understand the nature of errors and how they are presented at medical and surgical conferences. It is hoped that this study will result in improvements in the way that these conferences are conducted and analyzed.

Recently, Dr. Campbell became involved as an editorial board member of a new web based morbidity and mortality project. He was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for three years to develop a way to analyze nationally and report medical errors on the web. The name of the program is UCSF-DoctorQuality.com. Dr. Campbell will serve as the expert in surgery to better help systematically analyze medical and surgical errors.

Most recent publications from a total of 17
  1. Mendoza AE, Wybourn CA, Charles AG, Campbell AR, Cairns BA, Knudson MM. Routine computed tomography after recent operative exploration for penetrating trauma: What injuries do we miss? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct; 83(4):575-578. View in PubMed
  2. Wybourn CA, Mendoza AE, Campbell AR. Fragmentation of Care-The Untold Story. JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 01; 152(3):249-250. View in PubMed
  3. Campion EM, Juillard C, Knudson MM, Dicker R, Cohen MJ, Mackersie R, Campbell AR, Callcut RA. Reconsidering the Resources Needed for Multiple Casualty Events: Lessons Learned From the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jun 01; 151(6):512-7. View in PubMed
  4. Wallin D, Privette AR, Campbell AR, Tang JF. A Case of Unrecognized Intrathoracic Placement of a Subclavian Central Venous Catheter in a Patient with Large Traumatic Hemothorax. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2015; 2015:382624. View in PubMed
  5. Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Horn JK, Siperstein AE, Schecter WP, Campbell AR, Mackersie RC, Rodas A, Kreuwel HT, Harris HW. Prospective randomized trial of LC+LCBDE vs ERCP/S+LC for common bile duct stone disease. Arch Surg. 2010 Jan; 145(1):28-33. View in PubMed
  6. Jamshidi R, Harris H, Campbell AR. The value of teaching anatomy to medical students. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar; 93(3):36. View in PubMed
  7. Kallet RH, Hemphill JC, Dicker RA, Alonso JA, Campbell AR, Mackersie RC, Katz JA. The spontaneous breathing pattern and work of breathing of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury. Respir Care. 2007 Aug; 52(8):989-95. View in PubMed
  8. Kallet RH, Campbell AR, Dicker RA, Katz JA, Mackersie RC. Effects of tidal volume on work of breathing during lung-protective ventilation in patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2006 Jan; 34(1):8-14. View in PubMed
  9. Kallet RH, Campbell AR, Dicker RA, Katz JA, Mackersie RC. Work of breathing during lung-protective ventilation in patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a comparison between volume and pressure-regulated breathing modes. Respir Care. 2005 Dec; 50(12):1623-31. View in PubMed
  10. Kallet RH, Jasmer RM, Pittet JF, Tang JF, Campbell AR, Dicker R, Hemphill C, Luce JM. Clinical implementation of the ARDS network protocol is associated with reduced hospital mortality compared with historical controls. Crit Care Med. 2005 May; 33(5):925-9. View in PubMed
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