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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Toby C. Campbell, MD is a member of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center as an associate professor of medicine within the hematology-oncology section of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as well as chief of the Palliative Care program and program director of the Palliative Care fellowship training program. Dr. Campbell received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He recently completed fellowships in medical oncology and palliative medicine at Northwestern University.


Dr. Campbell's clinical practice interests are in Lung Cancer, symptom management, communication and Palliative Care. His clinical research interests are in lung cancer therapeutics, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, symptom management, and interdisciplinary medical teams. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Association for the Physician and Patient.


Medical Oncology

Palliative Care Medicine

Lung Cancer


UW Carbone Cancer Center
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Medical Oncology
Fellowship Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Campbell is part of the Lung Disease-Oriented Working Group, through which multiple clinical trials in lung cancer are helping to find better treatments for those with cancer. His research interest is lung cancer therapeutics, including early phase clinical trials, and the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

PubMed Articles
Hui D Bohlke K Bao T Campbell TC Coyne PJ Currow DC Gupta A Leiser AL Mori M Nava S Reinke LF Roeland EJ Seigel C Walsh D Campbell ML Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Cancer: ASCO Guideline. J Clin Oncol . 2021 Feb 22;:JCO2003465
[PubMed ID: 33617290]
El-Jawahri A LeBlanc TW Kavanaugh A Webb JA Jackson VA Campbell TC O'Connor N Luger SM Gafford E Gustin J Bhatnagar B Walker AR Fathi AT Brunner AM Hobbs GS Nicholson S Davis D Addis H Vaughn D Horick N Greer JA Temel JS Effectiveness of Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol . 2021 Feb 1;7(2):238-245
[PubMed ID: 33331857]
O'Donnell A Buffo A Campbell TC Ehlenbach WJ The Critical Care Nurse Communicator Program: An Integrated Primary Palliative Care Intervention. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am . 2020 Jun;32(2):265-279
[PubMed ID: 32402321]
Zimmermann CJ Jhagroo RA Wakeen M Schueller K Zelenski A Tucholka JL Fox DA Baggett ND Buffington A Campbell TC Johnson SK Schwarze ML Opportunities to Improve Shared Decision Making in Dialysis Decisions for Older Adults with Life-Limiting Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study. J Palliat Med . 2020 May;23(5):627-634
[PubMed ID: 31930929]
Schwarze ML Zelenski A Baggett ND Kalbfell E Ljumani F Silverman E Campbell TC Best Case/Worst Case: ICU (COVID-19)-A Tool to Communicate with Families of Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19. Palliat Med Rep . 2020;1(1):3-4
[PubMed ID: 32856022]
Sommovilla J Kopecky KE Campbell T Discussing Prognosis and Shared Decision-Making. Surg Clin North Am . 2019 Oct;99(5):849-858
[PubMed ID: 31446913]
Cortez D Maynard DW Campbell TC Creating space to discuss end-of-life issues in cancer care. Patient Educ Couns . 2019 Feb;102(2):216-222
[PubMed ID: 30007763]
Taylor LJ Adkins S Hoel AW Hauser J Suwanabol P Wood G Anderson W Branson C Skube S Johnson SK Zelenski A Tucholka JL Campbell TC Schwarze ML Using Implementation Science to Adapt a Training Program to Assist Surgeons with High-Stakes Communication. J Surg Educ . 2019 Jan - Feb;76(1):165-173
[PubMed ID: 30626527]
Kwekkeboom K Zhang Y Campbell T Coe CL Costanzo E Serlin RC Ward S Randomized controlled trial of a brief cognitive-behavioral strategies intervention for the pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance symptom cluster in advanced cancer. Psychooncology . 2018 Dec;27(12):2761-2769
[PubMed ID: 30189462]
Engle JA Traynor AM Campbell TC Wisinski KB LoConte N Liu G Wilding G Kolesar JM Assessment of adherence and relative dose intensity with oral chemotherapy in oncology clinical trials at an academic medical center. J Oncol Pharm Pract . 2018 Jul;24(5):348-353
[PubMed ID: 28457192]
Taylor LJ Johnson SK Nabozny MJ Tucholka JL Steffens NM Kwekkeboom KL Brasel KJ Campbell TC Schwarze ML Barriers to Goal-concordant Care for Older Patients With Acute Surgical Illness: Communication Patterns Extrinsic to Decision Aids. Ann Surg . 2018 Apr;267(4):677-682
[PubMed ID: 28448386]
Guetterman TC Kron FW Campbell TC Scerbo MW Zelenski AB Cleary JF Fetters MD Initial construct validity evidence of a virtual human application for competency assessment in breaking bad news to a cancer patient. Adv Med Educ Pract . 2017;8:505-512
[PubMed ID: 28794664]
Taylor LJ Nabozny MJ Steffens NM Tucholka JL Brasel KJ Johnson SK Zelenski A Rathouz PJ Zhao Q Kwekkeboom KL Campbell TC Schwarze ML A Framework to Improve Surgeon Communication in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions: Best Case/Worst Case. JAMA Surg . 2017 Jun 1;152(6):531-538
[PubMed ID: 28146230]
Kruser JM Taylor LJ Campbell TC Zelenski A Johnson SK Nabozny MJ Steffens NM Tucholka JL Kwekkeboom KL Schwarze ML "Best Case/Worst Case": Training Surgeons to Use a Novel Communication Tool for High-Risk Acute Surgical Problems. J Pain Symptom Manage . 2017 Apr;53(4):711-719.e5
[PubMed ID: 28062349]
Singh S Cortez D Maynard D Cleary JF DuBenske L Campbell TC Characterizing the Nature of Scan Results Discussions: Insights Into Why Patients Misunderstand Their Prognosis. J Oncol Pract . 2017 Mar;13(3):e231-e239
[PubMed ID: 28095172]
Kelly SG Campbell TC Hillman L Said A Lucey MR Agarwal PD The Utilization of Palliative Care Services in Patients with Cirrhosis who have been Denied Liver Transplantation: A Single Center Retrospective Review. Ann Hepatol . 2017 May - Jun;16(3):395-401
[PubMed ID: 28425409]
Paice JA Portenoy R Lacchetti C Campbell T Cheville A Citron M Constine LS Cooper A Glare P Keefe F Koyyalagunta L Levy M Miaskowski C Otis-Green S Sloan P Bruera E Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Oncol . 2016 Sep 20;34(27):3325-45
[PubMed ID: 27458286]
Schehr JL Schultz ZD Warrick JW Guckenberger DJ Pezzi HM Sperger JM Heninger E Saeed A Leal T Mattox K Traynor AM Campbell TC Berry SM Beebe DJ Lang JM High Specificity in Circulating Tumor Cell Identification Is Required for Accurate Evaluation of Programmed Death-Ligand 1. PLoS One . 2016;11(7):e0159397
[PubMed ID: 27459545]
Vidaver RM Shershneva MB Hetzel SJ Holden TR Campbell TC Typical Time to Treatment of Patients With Lung Cancer in a Multisite, US-Based Study. J Oncol Pract . 2016 Jun;12(6):e643-53
[PubMed ID: 27143146]
King JD Eickhoff J Traynor A Campbell TC Integrated Onco-Palliative Care Associated With Prolonged Survival Compared to Standard Care for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Review. J Pain Symptom Manage . 2016 Jun;51(6):1027-32
[PubMed ID: 26948411]