Patient Care Bio
Tom Campbell, MD, fled the biomedical world of Boston and Harvard (BA, 1974 and MD, 1979) and moved west to Rochester for his residency training in Family Medicine. Enamored by the biopsychosocial model and family systems, he received additional training in George Engel's psychosomatic medicine fellowship and the University of Rochester's Family Therapy Training Program.
He has written extensively on the relationship between families and health including a research monograph, "Family's Impact on Health" and two books, Families and Health (with William Doherty, PhD) and Family-Oriented Primary Care: A Manual for Medical Provider (with Susan McDaniel PhD and David Seaburn, MS). He co-edits Families, Systems, and Health: Journal of Collaborative Family Health Care with Susan McDaniel, PhD. In 2003, he was appointed William Rocktaschel Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the URMC Center for Primary Care.
He has been the William Rocktaschel Professor and Chair of the Department since 2004. He is a past president of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) and past chair of the Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Family Medicine for America's Health, a 5 year project sponsored by the 8 FM organizations to determine a strategic direction for our discipline. To escape the chaos, Tom enjoys road cycling and cross-country skiing (the seasons overlap in Rochester).