Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Welcome Acting Chief Medical Officer, VISN 7
Dr. Campbell received his medical degree from the Loyola University Stitch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois in 1982. He completed an internship in Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 1983 and residencies in Emergency Medicine at Denver General Hospital in 1986, Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1993, and Psychiatry at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in 2002, where he also completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry in 2003.
Dr. Campbell received his Master of Business Administration degree from Jacksonville University in 1990 and worked in the managed care industry from 1996 to 1999 as the Medical Director, Vice President of Medical Management, and then General Manager for a health maintenance organization based in Sarasota, Florida. He has also worked as a managed care consultant, providing practice management advice to medical professionals, and has held numerous administrative and clinical positions in academic health centers across the country.
Dr. Campbell joined the Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration in 2009 as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for almost 3 years. In 2009, he was appointed Chief of Staff for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and has served in this capacity for over 3 years. He is the Associate Dean for VA Affairs and a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.
Dr. Campbell is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Campbell is a member of the Forensic Psychiatry Certification and Maintenance of Certification Examination Committee and serves as an oral board examiner in Psychiatry for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a Certified Physician Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Campbell has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature and is the author of “The Biopsychosocial Manual: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals.” He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and lectures extensively on risk assessment for suicide and violence, conducting courses and workshops at national, regional, and local meetings.
Dr. Campbell is a VHA certified mentor (fellow level) and has served as a coach in the Health Care Leadership Institute and New Executive Training (NExT) Program, mentor in the Executive Career Field Candidate Development Program, and instructor in the Health Care Executive Fellows Program. He has mentored a number of Chiefs of Staff and Clinical Service Chiefs. His favorite avocation is ice hockey, which he plays whenever he can find ice time.