Kathleen M. Campbell, MD

Medical Director, Liver Inpatient Unit

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4415

Fax 513-636-7805

Email kathleen.campbell@cchmc.org


Diagnosis and management of pediatric liver disease, particularly biliary atresia and other forms of neonatal cholestasis; liver transplantation and post-transplant renal dysfunction.


Clinical and genetic determinants of calcineurin inhibitor induced post-transplant nephrotoxicity; disease modifiers in biliary atresia

Kathleen M. Campbell, MD, joined the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as a fellow in 2000, after completing her pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Following the completion of her fellowship, she pursued an additional year of training in pediatric hepatology under the mentoring of Dr. William Balistreri and the physicians and surgeons of the Pediatric Liver Care Center, becoming one of the first in her specialty to obtain focused training in this field.

In 2004, Dr. Campbell was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Pediatric Liver Care Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics. Her clinical and translational research interests include post-transplant renal dysfunction and genetic modifiers of disease in biliary atresia.

MD: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 1997.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Advanced Fellowship: Pediatric Hepatology, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2004.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2000; Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2003.

View PubMed Publications

Campbell KM, Bucuvalas JC. Renal function in the long term after pediatric liver transplantation: is there a need for protocol kidney biopsies? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2010 Oct;15(5):608-13.

Choquette M, Goebel JW, Campbell KM. Nonimmune complications after transplantation. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Apr;57(2):505-21, table of contents. Review.

Pacheco MC, Campbell KM, Bove KE. Ductal plate malformation-like arrays in early explants after a Kasai procedure are independent of splenic malformation complex (heterotaxy). Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2009 Sep-Oct;12(5):355-60.

Calvo-Garcia MA, Campbell KM, O'Hara SM, Khoury P, Mitsnefes MM, Strife CF. Acquired renal cysts after pediatric liver transplantation: association with cyclosporine and renal dysfunction. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Sep;12(6):666-71.

Campbell KM, Arya G, Ryckman FC, Alonso M, Tiao G, Balistreri WF, Bezerra JA. High prevalence of alpha-1-antitrypsin heterozygosity in children with chronic liver disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Jan;44(1):99-103.

Bucuvalas JC, Campbell KM, Cole CR, Guthery SL. Outcomes after liver transplantation: keep the end in mind. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Jul;43 Suppl 1:S41-8.

Campbell KM, Yazigi N, Ryckman FC, Alonso M, Tiao G, Balistreri WF, Atherton H, Bucuvalas JC. High prevalence of renal dysfunction in long-term survivors after pediatric liver transplantation. J Pediatr. 2006 Apr;148(4):475-80.

Shivakumar P, Campbell KM, Sabla GE, Miethke A, Tiao G, McNeal MM, Ward RL, Bezerra JA. Obstruction of extrahepatic bile ducts by lymphocytes is regulated by IFN-gamma in experimental biliary atresia. J Clin Invest. 2004 Aug;114(3):322-9.

Campbell KM, Sabla GE, Bezerra JA. Transcriptional reprogramming in murine liver defines the physiologic consequences of biliary obstruction. J Hepatol. 2004 Jan;40(1):14-23.

Book Chapters

Campbell KM and Balistreri WF. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Comprehensive Pediatrics. 1st edition. 2001.