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Medical Director, Liver Inpatient Unit

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Liver Care, Liver Transplant, Liver Tumor, Autoimmune Liver Disease

Research Divisions

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

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My Education

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.

My Publications

Natural Course of Pediatric Portal Hypertension. Kassam, A; Goddard, GR; Johnston, ME; Cortez, AR; Trout, AT; Jenkins, TM; Miethke, AG; Campbell, KM; Bezerra, JA; Balistreri, WF; et al. Hepatology Communications. 2020; 4:1346-1352.

Health literacy and its association with adherence in pediatric liver transplant recipients and their parents. Dore-Stites, D; Lopez, MJ; Magee, JC; Bucuvalas, J; Campbell, K; Shieck, V; Well, A; Fredericks, EM. Pediatric Transplantation. 2020; 24.

Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Children: Associations, Complications, and Outcomes. DiPaola, F; Trout, AT; Walther, AE; Gupta, A; Sheridan, R; Campbell, KM; Tiao, G; Bezerra, JA; Bove, KE; Patel, M; et al. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2020; 65:1239-1251.

Prospective Assessment of Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography for Discriminating Biliary Atresia from other Causes of Neonatal Cholestasis. Dillman, JR; DiPaola, FW; Smith, SJ; Barth, RA; Asai, A; Lam, S; Campbell, KM; Bezerra, JA; Tiao, GM; Trout, AT. Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 212:60-65.e3.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient with Biliary Atresia: Case and Review of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Data. Lobeck, IN; Bondoc, A; Nolan, H; Frischer, JS; Campbell, KM; Ryan, TD; Goldstein, SL; Nathan, JD; Alonso, MH; Tiao, GM. ASAIO Journal. 2018; 64:e191-e195.

Bile Duct Development and the Notch Signaling Pathway. Huppert, SS; Campbell, KM. Alagille Syndrome. 2018.

Abnormalities in serum biomarkers correlate with lower cardiac index in the Fontan population. Marino, BS; Goldberg, DJ; Dorfman, AL; King, E; Kalkwarf, H; Zemel, BS; Smith, M; Pratt, J; Fogel, MA; Shillingford, AJ; et al. Cardiology in the Young. 2017; 27:59-68.

Emerging advancements in liver regeneration and organogenesis as tools for liver replacement. Huppert, SS; Campbell, KM. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. 2016; 21:581-587.