Michael Campbell, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Michael Campbell, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

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Surgery - Oncology

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Surgery - Endocrine



Locations and Contact

2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to treat every patient how I would want my own family treated. I believe that each patient deserves to be taken care of with compassion, respect, and a commitment to deliver the best care possible. I am dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary approach for my patients bringing together the vast resources of the UC Davis Health System to formulate a shared, patient-centered plan. There is no "simple" operation when you are the patient.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Campbell is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreatic disorders. He is an expert in minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid surgery as well as complex laparoscopic adrenal surgery. He offers a wide range of unique services including transabdominal laparoscopic adrenalectomy; minimally invasive and reoperative thyroid and parathyroid surgery; lymph node dissection using blue dye localization; and ethanol ablation of recurrent thyroid cancer.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Campbell's research interests include improving multidisciplinary care for endocrine patients; patient outcomes following thyroid surgery; recurrent and persistent hyperparathyroidism; and familial endocrine disorders (such as multiple endocrine neoplasia).


Surgical Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1997

Medical School

M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 2007


General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle WA 2007-2012


Endocrine Surgery, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2012-2013

Sacramento Magazine Best Doctors List, 2017

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2015

Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award, 2015

Robert A. Pommerening Award for the Outstanding Resident of the Year, 2012

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2007

Luther and Marie Davis Scholarship, 1996

Phi Sigma Honor Society, 1996

Golden Key Honor Society, 1996

Yanagisawa M, Malik DG, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Corwin MT, Campbell MJ. Adrenal tumors found during staging and surveillance for colorectal cancer: Benign incidentalomas or metastatic disease? World J Surg. 2020 Jul;44(7):2282-2287. doi:10.1007/s00268-020-05479-1.

Yang W, Fananapazir G, LaRoy L, Wilson M, Campbell MJ. Can The American Thyroid Association, K-TIRADS and ACR-TIRADS ultrasound classification systems be used to predicting malignancy for Bethesda Category IV nodules? Endocr Pract. 2020 May 14. doi:10.4158/EP-2020-0024. Online ahead of print. PMID:32407661.

Corwin MT, Arora A, Lowhfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Campbell MJ. Adherence to guidelines for hormonal evaluation in patients with incidentally detected adrenal nodules: Effects of radiology report wording and standardized reporting. Abdominal Radiology. 2020 Apr 8. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02517-3.

Gingrich A, Campbell MJ. Head and Neck Ultrasound. Fundamentals of Emergency Ultrasound, 1st ed. Elsevier Publishers. 2020.

Corwin MT, Navarro SM, Wilson MD, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Campbell MJ. Differences in growth rate of adrenal adenomas and malignant adrenal masses. Am J Radiol. 2019 Sep;213(3):632-636. doi:10.2214/AJR.19.21342. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

de Oliveira MAS, Campbell MJ, Afify AM, Huang EC, Chan JW. Hyperspectral Raman microscopy can accurately differentiate single cells of different human thyroid nodules. Biomed Opt Express. 2019 Aug 5;10(9):4411-4421. doi:10.1364/BOE.10.004411. eCollection 2019 Sep 1.

Soares de Oliveira MA, Fan Y, Campbell MJ, Huang EC, Chan JW. Towards a Raman-based diagnostic approach for characterizing cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules. Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XVII. 2019 Jan 1;10881. doi:10.1117/12.2508171.

Eisa N, Khan A, Akhter M, Fensterwald M, Saleem S, Fananapazir G, Campbell MJ. Both ultrasound features and nuclear atypia are associated with malignancy in thyroid nodules with atypia of undetermined significance. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Dec;25(13):3913-3918. doi:10.1245/s10434-018-6826-6. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Anderson JE, Seib CD, Campbell MJ. Association of Patient Frailty with Increased Risk of Complications after Adrenalectomy. JAMA Surg. 2018 Oct 1;153(10):966-967. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1749.

Ames E, Afify A, Campbell MJ, Krane JF, Huang EC. Sclerosing Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma with Eosinophilia: Cytologic Characterization of a Rare Distinct Entity in the Thyroid. Diagn Cytopathol. 2018 Jul;46(7):632-635. doi:10.1002/dc.23914. Epub 2018 Feb 26.