Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer at the University of Michigan Health System. He is also Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and has for many years specialized in solid organ transplantation, particularly kidney, liver, and pancreas. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Campbell is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered at the University of Michigan Health System, and has a special interest in patient safety.
Dr. Campbell received his BS degree in zoology from Michigan State University in 1968, and graduated with distinction from George Washington University, receiving an MD degree in 1972. Subsequently, Dr. Campbell received his General Surgery training at the University of Michigan Medical School from 1972 through 1979.
In recent years, Dr. Campbell has become interested in the related subjects of patient safety and quality of care. He has worked with BCBS of Michigan to develop a surgical quality improvement program in 52 Michigan hospitals, and has been active in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. In addition, Dr. Campbell has been selected to participate in the National Quality Forum’s National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Patient Safety project and has been appointed as a member and chairperson of the Technical Advisory Panel for this project focusing on Healthcare-Associated Infections.