Kevin R. Campbell, M.D., F.A.C.C.



  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Electrophysiology, Duke University Medical Center (2003)


  • M.D. Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University (1996)
  • B.S. Biochemistry North Carolina State University. (Valedictorian 1992)


  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Leadership/Committee positions Heart Rhythm Society
  • Heart Failure Society
  • American Heart Association


  • Cardiac Electrophysiology (Board Eligible 2003)
  • Cardiovascular Disease (2003)
  • Internal Medicine (1999)


  • What I love most about being a cardiologist is having the opportunity to positively impact the lives of my patients. In particular, I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved patient populations such as women and minorities are appropriately treated. While CV death rates in men have declined over the last 15 years, death rates in women have either increased slightly or stayed constant. I believe that this is unacceptable. I have been an advocate for prevention of sudden cardiac death in women for the last 5 years and have developed, produced, and chaired national symposia on women and cardiovascular disease prevention. The purpose of these events has been to increase awareness, among both healthcare providers and women to the risk factors and warning signs of CV disease in women. Through education, awareness and advocacy, it is my hope that we can reduce CV disease in underserved populations.
  • On a personal note, I am a husband to my wife of 11 years and father to my 10 year old daughter. I enjoy music, golf, and time outside at the NC coast. I am a member of St Francis of Assisi Catholic church in Raleigh, where I sing as a cantor during Sunday masses. I am involved in several charitable organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where I have served on the board of directors.


  • American College of Physicians, National Meeting – San Diego, California, Virginia Chapter Poster Competition, First Place “Disseminated Blastomycosis and ARDS in an Immunocompetent Host” 1998
  • American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter Poster Competition “The Association Between Disseminated Aspergillosis and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Patients Treated with Prolonged Corticosteroids: Two Case Reports”1999
  • “Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome” Emergency Medicine, April 2000
  • “The Use of Glycoprotein IIb IIIa Inhibitors In Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Current Practice and Future Trends” American Journal of Cardiology Vol 85, April 27, 2000
  • “GPIIb/IIIa Inhibitors: Therapeutic Applications in Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction” American Heart Journal Vol 140 Suppl, December 2000
  • “Bivalirudin in Patients with Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention” Journal of Interventional Cardiology Vol 12 Suppl F, December 2000
  • “Congenital Agenesis of the Right Pulmonary Artery”Journal of Catheterization and Intervention Vol 51, No 4, December 2000
  • Bivalirudin During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia: Interim Results of the ATBAT Trial” Abstract presented at TCT Meeting 2000 Washington, DC
  • Guidant Corporation, National Fellows Education Program, Physician advisor/Program Development, 2003
  • Speaker- Guidant Corporation, National Fellows Program, 2003-2006
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Electrophysiology, Dr Eric Prystowski, Editor in Chief, 2003-present
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Instructor–ICD Training Course/Alternative Certification Pathway Las Vegas, NV 2005
  • SJM Corporation, “Sudden Cardiac Death: Bringing Therapy to the people who need it”, National Speaker , CABS program, 2006-2007
  • SJM Corporation, Program Director—Regional Program, “Women and Cardiovascular Disease”, Asheville, NC 2007
  • SJM Corporation, National Physician Education Advisory (CABS) Board, 2007-present
  • Biotronik Corporation, International Fellows Educational Program Physician Advisory Board, 2008-present
  • SJM Corporation, Program Director/Program Chair/Academic Course Director, National CABS Physician Meeting, New York City December 2008
  • MDT corporation, Program Director, Allied Health Professionals Meeting, Washington, DC March 2008
  • MDT corporation, Program Director, Allied Health Professionals Meeting, Washington, DC March 2009, Orlando, FL January 2010
  • SJM Corporation, Women and Sudden Cardiac Death, National Program Director for Education Initiative, 2009
  • SJM Corporation, Program Director, Regional Nephrology and Sudden Death Program, Asheville, NC, 2010
  • SJM Corporation, Fellows Advisory Board, Miami, FL, 2010


  • Guidant corporation: co investigator: REFLEX trial; co investigator: CRT Registry; Core Lab/EGM Review: REFLEX trial; 2003-2005
  • Medtronic Corporation: co investigator/Site PI: OMNI trial; 2005-present
  • SJM Corporation: co investigator/PI: FREEDOM trial; co investigator/PI: OPTIMUM trial; co Investigator/PI: PROVIDE trial; 2006-present
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Virginia (1999)

WHV Blogs

Dr. Kevin Campbell  August 8, 2013
Technology in medicine advances at a rapid pace.  In the US today most patients have access to mobile phones, smartphones and tablets.  Medical device makers continue to innovate and create ways in which these technologies can be used by patients ... Read more

Dr. Kevin Campbell  July 11, 2013
We ALL try to do our very best for our patients.  Often the decisions we make have profound impacts on outcomes.  Medicine is NOT always “cut and dry” and many times gut instinct and judgement calls must play a role ... Read more

Dr. Kevin Campbell  June 20, 2013
Recently, there has been a great deal in the press surrounding organ transplantation.  Sara Murnhagan, the courageous little girl with end stage cystic fibrosis, captured the nation’s attention as she waited for a life saving lung transplant.  The organ transplantation ... Read more

Media & Events

WHV  May 10, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 10, 2013) – The U.S. health care system provides world-class care to Americans every day, the head of the UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School acknowledges. But it’s a myth that the nation has the best health-care system in ... Read more

WHV  April 25, 2013
GOLDSBORO, N.C.(April 24, 2013) –  For years, Wayne County residents could be diagnosed with a block coronary artery and then have that blood vessel opened with a coronary stent. But here’s the problem: Until recently the diagnosis might have been ... Read more

WHV  February 8, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 8, 2013) — A year ago, Dr. R. Lee Jobe of WHV – Wake Heart & Vascular was picked to join a team that could implant a new heart valve device designed for older patients with little hope of ... Read more