Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

40 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Paul J. Campsen, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

40 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-2708 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-2634 University Hospital
Transplant Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-2708 University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Paul Jeffery Campsen, MD, FACS, FAST is the Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplantation, Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, and Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at the University of Utah. He practices at the University Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), and Primary Children's Medical Center.

Dr. Campsen specializes in hepatobiliary surgery as well as transplantation of the liver, kidney, and pancreas. His 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. Dr. Campsen completed fellowships in adult and pediatric multi-organ transplantation, as well as hepatobiliary surgery, at the University of Colorado. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification American Board of Surgery

Patient Ratings

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 19, 2015

Both the doctor and the surgeon are amazing. They make you feel included in your care. They both make sure they are consistent with what the other has said so there is no confusion. They are caring and listen intently to you.

December 15, 2014

My little brother is on dialysis also and this transplant program was so info rmative I have already shared with him my experience so he can possibly get on this program as well.

October 05, 2014

Dr. Campsen put me at ease. Understood my concern and answered all my questions. had a very good connection. wonderful experience

June 17, 2014

Great experience

April 26, 2014

A+ all the way!

April 19, 2014

I was being evaluated as a kidney donor. I was told over the phone that I could not donate because I have kidney stones and never got any help or thoughts regarding what I should do, only that I was unable to donate. I feel like I need to go see another dr. to figure out what they could/should have told me.

February 07, 2014

wonderful experience and all my questions and concerns were answered and addressed.

February 01, 2014

I like all the helpful information they gave me.

October 15, 2013

Dr Campson provided only brief interaction but the resident staff did a great job of informing me of the care plan. The covering staff surgeons also keep me up to date on my progress.

September 24, 2013

my experience getting my kidney/pancreas transplant from my first pre-transplant appt to the actual surgery to the recovery treatment was amazing.dr campsen provided me with all the knowledge I need to feel confident about having such a major procedure done.i also must mention that dr.Campsen is one of the only surgeons that I have ever talked to that seems to genuinely care about both me and my wife and our concerns.i also want to mention several people that took care of me up in the sstu unit Irene,Dorota,Whitney,Jen,victor all were spectacular in taking care of me as well as my needs,they were nothing shy of professing about there job and I am very appreciative of that.

September 02, 2013

all good - high confience in Transplant Team

June 06, 2013


June 04, 2013

Dr. Campsen was wonderful, I left feeling very happy and healthy. Thank you everyone.

April 29, 2013

I have had a transplant here before and was pleased with the service and outcome.

December 28, 2012

All the care providers made me feel like they truly cared about me and what was going to take place. I am so thankful for them. It was a great experience from beginning to end!

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Liver Diseases
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification American Board of Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-2708 School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Campsen received his Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University and his Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Colorado. Following his residency, Dr. Campsen stayed at the University of Colorado, home of the 1st liver transplant, for his Fellowship in adult and pediatric Multiorgan Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery. Here, he gained expertise in the surgical management of liver, biliary, renal, and pancreatic diseases. Further, he was trained in living donor liver transplantation. Dr. Campsen has spent the last 2 years as faculty at Baylor University Medical Center and Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas, where he developed a robust practice specializing in transplant surgery for diseases of the liver, kidney, and the pancreas. Further, he was made Surgical Director of the Laparoscopic Live Donor Kidney Transplant Program. Finally, his practice also included complex hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Campsen’s research has focused on cholestatic diseases of the liver including PSC, PBC, and AIH. Most recently, he was the lead investigator of a multi-center study focusing on the success of liver transplant for combined hepatocellular cancer and HBV related liver disease. Dr. Campsen was recently recognized as a fellow of the American Society of Transplantation with a FAST certificate. Dr. Campsen is the Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplantation, Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, and Living Donor Kidney Transplantation, at the University of Utah. His clinical practice will span the University Hospital, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Through his experience and expertise, Dr. Campsen will fortify the University’s ability to treat diseases of the liver, biliary tract, kidney and pancreas.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Colorado Denver
Abdominal Transplant
Residency University of Colorado Denver
General Surgery
Professional Medical Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduate Training Eastern Virginia Medical School
Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate James Madison University
History / Biology (major/minor). Graduate with Distinction.


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Winter TC, Clarke AL, Campsen J (2013). Acute torsion of a retroperitoneal renal transplant mimicking renal vein thrombosis. Ultrasound Q, 29(3), 203-4.
  2. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Hong J, Freise C, Brown R, Cameron A, Ghobrial M, Kam I, Busuttil R, Saab S, Holt C, Emond J, Stiles J, Lukose T, Chang M, Klintmalm G (2013). Liver transplantation for hepatitis B liver disease and concomitant hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States with hepatitis B immunoglobulin and nucleoside/nucleotide analogues.LID - 10.1002/lt.23703 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Liver Transpl.
  3. Harrison JD, Selzman CH, Thiesset HF, Box T, Hutson WR, Lu JK, Campsen J, Sorensen JB, Kim RD (2013). Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with orthotopic liver transplantation: report of a case. (Epub ahead of print) Surg Today.
  4. Cheng SS, Berman GW, Merritt GR, Hendrickse A, Fiegel MJ, Teitelbaum I, Campsen J, Wachs M, Zimmerman M, Mandell MS (2012). The response to methylene blue in patients with severe hypotension during liver transplantation. J Clin Anesth, 24(4), 324-8.
  5. Campsen J, Ray C, Zimmerman M, Mandell MS, Kaplan M, Kam I (2012). Diagnosis and correction of hepatic vena caval obstruction following liver transplantation. Indian Journal of Transplantation, 6(2), 1-4.
  6. Ruiz R, Tomiyama K, Campsen J, Goldstein RM, Levy MF, McKenna GJ, Onaca N, Susskind B, Tillery GW, Klintmalm GB (2011). Implications of a positive crossmatch in liver transplantation: A 20-year review.LID - 10.1002/lt.22474 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Liver Transpl.
  7. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Narkewicz MR, Sokol RJ, Mandell MS, Kam I, Dovel D, Karrer FM (2011). Choledochoduodenostomy in pediatric liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant, 15(3), 237-9.
  8. Dzieciatkowska M, Wohlauer MV, Moore EE, Damle S, Peltz E, Campsen J, Kelher M, Silliman C, Banerjee A, Hansen KC (2011). Proteomic analysis of human mesenteric lymph. Shock, 35(4), 331-8.
  9. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Mandell S, Kaplan M, Kam I (2011). A Decade of Experience Using mTor Inhibitors in Liver Transplantation. J Transplant, 2011, 913094.
  10. Zimmerman MA, Kelly MA, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Wachs M, Bak T, Skibba A, Lancaster B, Kam I (2010). The influence of OKT3 therapy on hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence following liver transplantation. Clin Transplant, 24(4), E103-8.
  11. Halgrimson WR, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Kelly MA, Kam I, Zimmerman MA (2010). Donor complications following laparoscopic compared to hand-assisted living donor nephrectomy: an analysis of the literature. J Transplant, 2010, 825689.
  12. Campsen J, Russ P, Kam I (2010). Direct Anastomosis of the Donor Hepatic Artery to the Supraceliac Aorta without Extension Graft during Adult Liver Transplant in the Era of Extended Criteria Donors: Report of a Case. Case Report Med, 2010, 584631.
  13. Campsen J, Kam I (2010). Combined piggyback technique and cavoportal hemitransposition for liver transplant. Case Report Med, 2010, 595289.
  14. Campsen J, Zimmerman MA, Mandell MS, Wachs M, Bak T, Forman L, Steinberg T, Kam I (2009). Hepaticoduodenostomy is an alternative to Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy for biliary reconstruction in live donor liver transplantation. Transplantation, 87(12), 1842-5.
  15. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Wachs M, Bak T, Steinberg T, Kaplan M, Kam I (2009). Liver transplantation for primary biliary cirrhosis: results of aggressive corticosteroid withdrawal. Transplant Proc, 41(5), 1707-12.
  16. Bennet W, Zimmerman MA, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Bak T, Wachs M, Kam I (2009). Choledochoduodenostomy is a safe alternative to Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy for biliary reconstruction in liver transplantation. World J Surg, 33(5), 1022-5.


  1. Mandell MS, Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Biancofiore G, Tsou MY (2009). The clinical value of early extubation. [Review]. Curr Opin Organ Transplant, 14(3), 297-302.

Book Chapter

  1. Gallegos-Orozco J, Campsen J (01/01/2015). Transplant-Related Malignancies. In Busuttil R.W, Klintmalm G.B.G (Ed.), Transplantation of the LIVER (Third, pp. 1191-1209). Elsevier Saunders.
  2. Campsen J (11/13/2014). Late Post-transplant Complications. In Ruiz R (Ed.), The BSTI Reference Manual (2nd Edition). Breinigsville, PA: Astellas.
  3. Campsen J (2011). Liver Resection. In Fleisher LA, Roizen MF (Ed.), Essence of Anesthesia Practice (3rd, p. 486). Saunders.
  4. Zimmerman MA, Campsen J (2011). Management of Budd-Chiari Syndrome. In Cameron JL, AM Cameron AM (Ed.), Current Surgical Therapy (10th, pp. 329-334).
  5. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Bak T (2009). Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation. [Chapter 90]. In Harken A, Moore E (Ed.), Abernathy’s Surgical Secrets (6th, pp. 436-438). Mosby.
  6. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Bak T (2009). Liver Transplantation. [Chapter 89]. In Harken A, Moore E (Ed.), Abernathy’s Surgical Secrets (6th, pp. 433-435). Mosby.

Case Report

  1. Paterno F, Khan A, Cavaness K, Asolati M, Campsen J, McKenna GJ, Onaca N, Ruiz R, Trotter J, Klintmalm GB (2011). Malpositioned transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in the common hepatic duct leading to biliary obstruction and liver transplantation. Liver Transpl, 17(3), 344-6.


  1. Campsen J, Bang TJ, Kam I, Gupta R (2010). May-Thurner syndrome complicating left-sided renal transplant [Letter to the editor]. Transplantation, 89(7), 904-6.


  1. Campsen, J (5/1/2015). Transplants on twitter: Live feed drives public engagement with living donor program. Chimera ((Summer '14), pp. 14-16).


  1. American Society of Transplant Surgeons ASTS (05/01/2015). Transplants on Twitter: Liver feed drives public engagement with living donor program. [Web]. Available:
  2. Jeffrey Campsen (01/15/2015). Colin's Kidney - Live-Tweet of a Kidney Transplant [Web]. Available:

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