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Ryan Campagna, M.D., M.Ed.

Ryan Campagna, M.D., M.Ed.

Thoracic & Foregut Surgery, Surgery

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Contact

Appointment (585) 275-1509

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About Me

“I believe in taking an individualized approach to each patient as we navigate the surgical treatment phase together.”

Area of Expertise
• Lung Cancer
• Esophageal Cancer
• Thymoma and Thymic Neoplasms
• Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)
• Hiatal Hernia
• Achalasia
“I believe in taking an individualized approach to each patient as we navigate the surgical treatment phase together.”

Area of Expertise
• Lung Cancer
• Esophageal Cancer
• Thymoma and Thymic Neoplasms
• Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)
• Hiatal Hernia
• Achalasia
• Esophageal Motility Disorders

Area of Special Interest
• Robotic Surgery
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Endoscopic Surgery
• Esophageal Function Testing


Dr. Campagna chose Thoracic Surgery because of his interest in the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the chest. These conditions often require multi-disciplinary, complex care from a team of specialized physicians and surgeons. Dr. Campagna believes thoracic surgeons are privileged to help patients conquer these circumstances, often making an immediate and long-term impact on their lives.

Dr. Campagna was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. His medical education began at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Campagna completed a General Surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. His training included a postdoctoral research fellowship, where he focused on clinical outcomes and translational device applications in patients with functional esophageal disorders. He also took interest in surgical education and obtained a Masters in Medical Education to further develop his aptitude in the field.

Dr. Campagna completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at University of Michigan. During this time, he trained extensively in robotic thoracic surgery and obtained a thoracic robotics certification from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Thoracic (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center. 2021 - 2023

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. 2014 - 2021

Education

MMS | University of Cincinnati. 2019

MD | Ohio State University College of Medicine. 2014

Publications

Journal Articles

What are essential laparoscopic skills these days? Results of the SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Committee technical skills survey.

Seymour NE, Nepomnayshy D, De S, Banks E, Breitkopf DM, Campagna R, Gomez-Garibello C, Green I, Jacobsen G, Korndorffer JR, Minasi J, Okrainec A, Matthew Ritter E, Sankaranarayanan G, Schwaitzberg S, Soper NJ, Vassiliou M, Wagner M, Zevin B

Surgical endoscopy.. 2023 July 30 Epub 07/30/2023.

Myotomy technique and esophageal contractility impact blown-out myotomy formation in achalasia: an in silico investigation.

Halder S, Acharya S, Kou W, Campagna RAJ, Triggs JR, Carlson DA, Aadam AA, Hungness ES, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Patankar NA

American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology.. 2022 May 1322 (5):G500-G512. Epub 02/16/2022.

Addressing the gap in laparoscopic common bile duct exploration training for rural surgeons: imparting procedural ability is not enough.

Campagna RAJ, Belette AM, Holmstrom AL, Halverson AL, Santos BF, Hungness ES, Teitelbaum EN

Surgical endoscopy.. 2021 September 35 (9):5140-5146. Epub 10/06/2020.

Comparison of preoperative, intraoperative, and follow-up functional luminal imaging probe measurements in patients undergoing myotomy for achalasia.

Holmstrom AL, Campagna RJ, Carlson DA, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Hungness ES, Teitelbaum EN

Gastrointestinal endoscopy.. 2021 September 94 (3):509-514. Epub 03/01/2021.

Outcomes of 100 Patients More Than 4 Years After POEM for Achalasia.

Campagna RAJ, Cirera A, Holmstrom AL, Triggs JR, Teitelbaum EN, Carlson DA, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES

Annals of surgery.. 2021 June 1273 (6):1135-1140. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intraoperative FLIP distensibility during POEM varies according to achalasia subtype.

Holmstrom AL, Campagna RAJ, Alhalel J, Carlson DA, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES, Teitelbaum EN

Surgical endoscopy.. 2021 June 35 (6):3097-3103. Epub 06/29/2020.

Intraoperative use of FLIP is associated with clinical success following POEM for achalasia.

Holmstrom AL, Campagna RAJ, Cirera A, Carlson DA, Pandolfino JE, Teitelbaum EN, Hungness ES

Surgical endoscopy.. 2021 June 35 (6):3090-3096. Epub 07/06/2020.

Blown-out myotomy: an adverse event of laparoscopic Heller myotomy and peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia.

Triggs JR, Krause AJ, Carlson DA, Donnan EN, Campagna RAJ, Jain AS, Kahrilas PJ, Hungness ES, Pandolfino JE

Gastrointestinal endoscopy.. 2021 April 93 (4):861-868.e1. Epub 07/25/2020.

Paraoxonase-2 Silencing Enhances Sensitivity of A375 Melanoma Cells to Treatment with Cisplatin.

Campagna R, Bacchetti T, Salvolini E, Pozzi V, Molinelli E, Brisigotti V, Sartini D, Campanati A, Ferretti G, Offidani A, Emanuelli M

Antioxidants.. 2020 December 79 (12)Epub 12/07/2020.

Safe cholecystectomy multi-society practice guideline and state-of-the-art consensus conference on prevention of bile duct injury during cholecystectomy.

Brunt LM, Deziel DJ, Telem DA, Strasberg SM, Aggarwal R, Asbun H, Bonjer J, McDonald M, Alseidi A, Ujiki M, Riall TS, Hammill C, Moulton CA, Pucher PH, Parks RW, Ansari MT, Connor S, Dirks RC, Anderson B, Altieri MS, Tsamalaidze L, Stefanidis D,

Surgical endoscopy.. 2020 July 34 (7):2827-2855. Epub 05/12/2020.

Safe Cholecystectomy Multi-society Practice Guideline and State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy.

Brunt LM, Deziel DJ, Telem DA, Strasberg SM, Aggarwal R, Asbun H, Bonjer J, McDonald M, Alseidi A, Ujiki M, Riall TS, Hammill C, Moulton CA, Pucher PH, Parks RW, Ansari MT, Connor S, Dirks RC, Anderson B, Altieri MS, Tsamalaidze L, Stefanidis D,

Annals of surgery.. 2020 July 272 (1):3-23. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intraoperative assessment of esophageal motility using FLIP during myotomy for achalasia.

Campagna RAJ, Carlson DA, Hungness ES, Holmstrom AL, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Teitelbaum EN

Surgical endoscopy.. 2020 June 34 (6):2593-2600. Epub 08/02/2019.

Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility on Functional Lumen Imaging Probe Topography Predicts Treatment Response in Achalasia-Anatomy Matters!

Jain AS, Carlson DA, Triggs J, Tye M, Kou W, Campagna R, Hungness E, Kim D, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE

The American journal of gastroenterology.. 2019 September 114 (9):1455-1463. Epub 1900 01 01.

Treatment of Idiopathic Achalasia with Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy.

Campagna RAJ, Hungness ES

Techniques in gastrointestinal endoscopy.. 2018 July 20 (3):114-119. Epub 08/18/2018.

Successful heart transplantation using a donor heart afflicted by takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Ravi Y, Campagna R, Rosas PC, Essa E, Hasan AK, Higgins RS, Emani S, Sai-Sudhakar CB

Proceedings. 2016 January 29 (1):73-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Improvement of RNA secondary structure prediction using RNase H cleavage and randomized oligonucleotides.

Kauffmann AD, Campagna RJ, Bartels CB, Childs-Disney JL

Nucleic acids research.. 2009 October 37 (18):e121. Epub 07/13/2009.

Books

Healthcare Delivery in Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice (2023)

Chapter: Coordinating care and referrals across affiliates

Authors: Campagna RJ, Chang AC

Publisher: Springer 2023

The SAGES Manual of Flexible Endoscopy (2020)

Chapter: Achalasia Management – Botox, Dilation, POEM, POP

Authors: Campagna RJ, Hungness ES

Publisher: Springer 2020

Choledocholithiasis: Comprehensive Surgical Management (2018)

Chapter: Role of Simulation and Its impact on Clinical Outcomes

Authors: Schwab B, Campagna RJ, Hungness ES

Publisher: Springer 2018