J. William Campbell, MD ’77, HS ’80
J. William Campbell, MD, a private practice clinician and professor of clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, is honored for his outstanding leadership as an infectious diseases physician.
Campbell, currently medical director for St. Luke’s Medical Group, has been one of the leading infectious diseases specialists in St. Louis for 30 years. He was among the earliest physicians in St. Louis to treat patients with HIV/AIDS when that epidemic began in St. Louis, with what his colleagues describe as a holistic, compassionate and determined approach. Th rough his efforts, Washington University Medical Center became the region’s leading center for care of HIV-infected patients. He also served as an effective mentor in developing the HIV research program at Washington University and encouraged his patients to participate in its clinical trials.
Campbell has been known as an excellent mentor to students, residents and fellows for decades. He also has served in many leadership capacities at Washington University Medical Center, including as medical director for the Barnes Home Health Service and medical director of BJC Home Health Infusion Therapy and on committees of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Physicians.
He has received many honors from Barnes-Jewish and Washington University, including multiple teaching awards. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and in 1989 received the Physician of the Year Award from the National Association for Home Care. In 2000, he was a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship honoree; the university established an endowed professorship in his name in 2003 through a philanthropic gift by Mr. John and Mrs. Ann Doerr.
Campbell earned his bachelor’s degree in 1973 and his medical degree in 1977 from Washington University. After residency training at Barnes Hospital and fellowship training in infectious diseases at Washington University and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Campbell joined the Washington University faculty in 1982, also serving as assistant director of general medical services at Barnes. He spent 20 years as a physician at Grant Medical Clinic before joining Medical Specialists of St. Luke’s.
The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Alumni Achievement Award to Dr. Campbell.