Thomas L. Campbell, M.D.

Thomas L. Campbell, M.D.

Contact Information

Highland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620-1448

Office: (585) 279-4600
Fax: (585) 279-4605

Research 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).

Awards & Honors (Local)

STFM Patient Care Award for Innovation in Family Medicine Education 1988
Faculty Teacher of the Year (voted by graduating residents) 1987
Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa 1974
Summa Cum Laude (A.B., Harvard College) 1974

Recent Journal Articles

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Gibson, K; Szilagyi, P; Swanger, CM; Campbell, T; McInerny, T; Duckett, J, Guido, J; Fiscella, K. "Physician Perspectives on Incentives to Participate in Practice-based Research: A Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Neword (GR-PBRN) Study". Journal American Board Family Medicine 2010; 23: 452-454.
Epstein RM, Franks P, Shields CG, Meldrum SC, Miller KN, Campbell TL, Fiscella K. "Patient-centered communication and diagnostic testing." Annals of family medicine. 2005 3(5):415-21.
Park EW, Tudiver F, Schultz JK, Campbell T. "Does enhancing partner support and interaction improve smoking cessation? A meta-analysis." Annals of family medicine. 2004 2(2):170-4.
2003 Apr
Campbell TL. "The effectiveness of family interventions for physical disorders." Journal of marital and family therapy. 2003 Apr; 29(2):263-81.
Campbell, T.L., McDaniel, S.H., Cole-Kelly, K, Hepworth, J., and Lorenz, A. "Family interviewing. A review of the literature in primary care." Special Issue of Family Medicine. 2002; 34(5): 312-318. Link

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary Administrative
William Rocktaschel Chair in Family Medicine - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Behav/Psychosoc Med (SMD)


Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | Medicine | Harvard Medical School1979
BA | Environmental Health Sci | Harvard University1974
Family Therapy: Family Therapy Training Program | University of Rochester, Department of PsychiatryAttended 1985 - 1987
Fellowship - Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Medicine | University of Rochester, Department of PsychiatryAttended 1982 - 1983
Residency - Family Medicine | University of Rochester/Highland HospitalAttended 1979 - 1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1985 - 06/30/1987
Fellowship in Behavioral Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1982 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1980 - 06/30/1982
Internship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1979 - 06/30/1980