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Bruce Campbell, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Milwaukee, WI


Otolaryngology (ENT) Milwaukee, WI

Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin

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  • Office

    9200 W Wisconsin Ave
    Department Of Otolaryngology
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    Phone+1 414-955-0831
    Fax+1 414-955-0074
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  • Bruce Campbell retired from his position as a head & neck cancer surgeon at Froedtert / MCW and the Zablocki VAMC in 2022. He continues to write and edit. He was a 2021-2022 Doximity Op-Med Fellow.

    Information and ordering links for his book, "A Fullness of Uncertain Significance: Essays on Surgery, Clarity, & Grace" (TEN16 Press) is at
  • Book | Bruce Campbell MD

    The book is a collection of sixty stories and essays drawn from the arc of Dr. Campbell’s career. “Eminently readable and richly satisfying.” -Danielle Ofri, MD

Education & Training

  • Columbia University
    Columbia UniversityCertification of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine, 2017 - 2019
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1981 - 1985
  • Aurora Health Care
    Aurora Health CareInternship, Transitional Year, 1980 - 1981
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
    Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical CenterClass of 1980, MD
  • Purdue University
    Purdue UniversityBS, Biology, 1972 - 1976

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1981 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1994 - 2002
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Blei / Derleth Prize for Non-fiction - Runner-up Wisconsin Council of Writers, 2022
  • MCW Excellence in Professionalism Award Medical College Physicians, 2014
  • Jade Ring Contest Winner (Non-fiction) Wisconsin Writers Association, 2014
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Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • The Patient’s Clothes Might Be as Important as My White CoatSeptember 2022
  • Does a Surgeon’s Age Make a Difference?August 2022
  • What Will Your Colleagues Say About You When You Retire?July 2022
  • Why I Try to Know My Patient's World, in Addition to Their BodyMarch 2022
  • Aligning Your Personal Narrative with Your Personal StatementDecember 2021
  • Ending Your Career with Grace Means Letting Go of the KnifeSeptember 2021
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Press Mentions

  • Mom’s New Pacemaker: A Story
    Mom’s New Pacemaker: A StorySeptember 22nd, 2021

Professional Memberships