Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., M.D., is the Emeritus Director of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Transplant Surgery, Michigan Medicine. He 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 from 1972 through 1979. During this period, he spent two years as an investigator in the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Following General Surgery training, Dr. Campbell began his special interest in transplantation, ultimately heading the Section of Transplantation, where he concentrated on kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation. In 1986 Dr Campbell spent 6 months on sabbatical in Cambridge, England learning the technique of liver transplantation with Professor Sir Roy Calne. Subsequently he became Chief of the Section of General Surgery and continued in this position until 1997. He served as the elected Chief of Staff for the University of Michigan Health System from 2002-2010, and then the inaugural Chief Medical Officer at the University of Michigan Health System from 2010-2014.
Dr. Campbell won the Michigan Hospital Association’s Keystone “Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Award” in 2005; and he was the recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality, awarded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Joint Commission, in 2007.