The STFM Podcast

November 2023: The Trajectory of a Career in Academic Family Medicine with Kendall M. Campbell, MD

Tenured professor, Kendall M. Campbell, MD, conveys his passion for academic family medicine via discovery, innovation, defining a problem, and finding a solution. Dr Campbell shows listeners how a career in academic family medicine begins when you find an idea in your own backyard and then continue moving forward with a mentor. He then discusses promotion through the ranks of academic family medicine for both academicians and community faculty.  

Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD, MHA, FAAFP

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Kendall M. Campbell, MD: 

Kendall M. Campbell, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), in Galveston, Texas. He is the Sealy Hutchings and Lucille Wright Hutchings Chair in Family Medicine.

Dr. Campbell came to UTMB from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where he served as a tenured Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Director of the Research Group for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine. Previous academic appointments have been at the University of Florida (UF) and Florida State University (FSU). His clinical interests have been for underserved patients for which he has developed medication access initiatives, integrated pharmacy and social services with primary care and led community health education initiatives. While at FSU, he Co-founded and Co-Directed the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine with Dr. José E. Rodríguez to study issues that impact recruitment and retention of faculty underrepresented in medicine.

Dr. Campbell is nationally recognized for his work in primary care and in support of underrepresented learners and faculty. He has received honors and awards for his service to the field of medicine including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, the Exemplary Teacher Award, and the 2021 STFM President’s Award. He was a 2014-2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine and is a member of the NAM Roundtable on Health Equity. He also completed the AAMC Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certificate program.

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