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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.
""Andre Campbell, MD, a UCSF professor of surgery, was recognized on March 29 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for his outstanding service as a trauma and acute care surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)."
UCSF celebrated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., with a series of events beginning January 15th. At the Awards Ceremony in Cole Hall, Dr. Andre Campbell was one of several individuals recognized for extraordinary leadership in promoting and advancing mutual respect, understanding and appreciation for all types of diversity at UCSF.
"After 13 years doing trauma surgery at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Andre Campbell knows just about everything there is to know about calamity, mayhem and long nights. "........."For as long as he has been at General, Campbell has worked beside the head of trauma surgery, Bill Schecter, who is 10 years older than the 48-year-old Campbell. Schecter embodies the work ethic and the mission of the hospital."