Paul Campsen, MD, General Surgery, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah Health


General Surgery Salt Lake City, UT

Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine

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  • I am the Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplantation, Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, and Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at the University of Utah. I also specializes in Autotransplantation of the kidney for chronic kidney pain and loin pain hematuria syndrome. I practices at the University Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Primary Children's Medical Center.
    I specialized in hepatobiliary surgery as well as transplantation of the liver, kidney, and pancreas. My clinical and research focus is in the surgical management of liver, biliary tract, and pancreas diseases as well as pre-cursing conditions leading to end-stage organ failure. I completed my fellowships in adult and pediatric multi-organ transplantation, as well as hepatobiliary surgery, at the University of Colorado. I received my medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
  • Pancreas Transplant | University of Utah Health

    You must be a type I diabetic, under the age of 50, and in good health to qualify for a pancreas transplant. To determine if you are a candidate for kidney/panc

    Liver Transplant | University of Utah Health

    After all of your information has been reviewed by the selection conference, the recommendations have been completed, it has been determined that you are an acc

    Kidney Transplant | University of Utah Health

    University of Utah Health's kidney transplant program has been caring for patients with end-stage renal disease since 1965. In 1977, the program became a Medica

    Kidney Autotransplant | University of Utah Health

    Daniel Michaelson Page was serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when he started urinating blood. Alarmed, he sought medical

Education & Training

  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoFellowship, Transplant Surgery, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, General Surgery, 2003 - 2008
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolClass of 2003
  • Eastern Virginia MedicalSchoolM.S., Biomedical Sciences, 1998 - 1999
  • James Madison UniversityB.A., Major: History; Minor: Biology, with Distinction, 1988 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • ID State Medical License
    ID State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • MT State Medical License
    MT State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 2011 - 2022
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2010 - 2017
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2003 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Zero Harm Safety Hero Recipient Primary Childrens Hospital, 2017
  • Fellow American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2016
  • First Prize, Best Abstract of the Conference APASL, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Prospective, double blind, randomized clinical trial comparing an ERAS pathway with ketorolac and pregabalin versus standard of care plus placebo during live donor nep...  
    Campsen J, Call T, Allen CM, Presson AP, Martinez E, Rofaiel G, Kim RD, Am J Transplant, 1/27/2018
  • Backtable ureteroscopy for retrieval of retained stent or stone: A novel technique in renal auto transplant  
    Bleicher J, Kim RD, Hamilton B, Lau G, Campsen J, Urol Case Rep, 1/1/2018
  • Mucocele mimicking a gallbladder in a transplanted liver: A Case report and review of the literature  
    Chaly T Jr., Campsen J, O'Hara R, Hardman R, Gallegos-Orozco J, Rosales A, Thiesset H, Kim R, World J Transplant, 1/24/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Tacrolimus-induced Segmental Renal Artery Vasoconstriction in the Setting of Nicardipine Administration after Renal Transplantation
    Goldooz M, Kennedy A, Campsen J, American Journal of Sonography, 1/23/2018
  • Percutaneous renal hilar blockade to predict success of auto kidney transplantation for loin pain hematuria syndrome.
    Campsen J, O'Hara R, Thiesset H, Kim R, Hardman R, Hamilton R, SUS, Las Vegas, NV, 1/8/2017
  • The True Cost of Recurrent Hepatitis C
    Campsen J, Thiesset H, Kim R, 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, 1/7/2017
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  • Kidney And Pancreas Transplantation 
    Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - 1/1/2019
  • Kidney Transplants 
    Multiple Locations, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - 1/1/2019
  • Pancreas Transplants 
    Multiple Locations, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - 1/1/2019
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Press Mentions

  • 2015 AST FAST Designees
    2015 AST FAST DesigneesMay 21st, 2015

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