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Dr. Robert Campbell MD, MSc
Dr. Robert Campbell
Position(s)
Deputy Department Head
Research Director
Professor
David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Chair of Finances and Resources Committee
Chair of Promotion Committee
Contact Info
(Tanya McKegney)
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 3189 (Tanya McKegney)
Fax: (613) 546-2731

Education

  • Fellowship in Surgical and Medical Glaucoma: Toronto Western Hospital and the University of Toronto, Canada (2005-2006)
  • Ophthalmology Residency:  University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, FRCSC (2004)
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, University of Ottawa (1999)
  • Master of Science, Neuromuscular Physiology and Biochemistry, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario  (1995)
  • Honours Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario (1993)

 

Dr. Robert Campbell is Deputy Chair, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Campbell is a Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and leads an internationally-recognized, CIHR-funded health services research program focused on the assessment of eye and vision health care quality, access and safety. Dr. Campbell’s research has had significant national and international impact and has been published in major journals such as BMJ and CMAJ. Dr. Campbell was recently named as the inaugural David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, by the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Campbell holds positions in numerous health policy organizations and is Co-chair of Health Quality Ontario’s Glaucoma Quality Standards Expert Committee and a member of the Ontario Provincial Vision Care Task Force. Prior to assuming the role of Deputy Chair, Dr. Campbell served as the Queen’s University Ophthalmology Residency Program Director. Dr. Campbell studied medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, followed by fellowship training in glaucoma surgery at the University of Toronto and cornea surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.

 

Selected Health Care System Leadership and Administration Positions

Co-Chair, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Glaucoma Quality Standards Expert Committee

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Provincial Vision Task Force

Eye Health Council of Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Corneal Surgery Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Integrated Retinal Care Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Cataract Surgery Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group

Committee to Evaluate Drugs, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care - Consultant Advisor.

Advisor, Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Alberta Health Retina Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Program for Intraocular Disease (RAPID) Safety Monitoring Committee

 

Selected Journal Publications

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Gill SS, Whitehead M, Campbell EdeLP, Hooper PL, Bell CM, ten Hove M. Cataract surgical outcomes among late-career surgeons: A population-based cohort study. JAMA Ophthalmology. October 2018. ePub ahead of print.

Bae SS, Campbell RJ. Glaucoma drainage device erosion following ptosis surgery. J Glaucoma. 2017;26(9):e200-1.

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Bell CM, Gill SS, Hooper PL, Whitehead M, Campbell EdeL, Nesdole R, Warder D, ten Hove M. Effect of cataract surgery volume constraints on recently graduated ophthalmologists: a population-based cohort study. Can Med Assoc J. 2017;189(11):E424-30.  

Xu K, Campbell EL, Gill SS, Nesdole R, Campbell RJ. Impact of Combination Glaucoma Therapies on β-Blocker Exposure. J Glaucoma. 2017 Feb;26(2):e107-e109.

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR, Gill SS, Whitehead M, Campbell EL, Hooper PL, Bell CM, Ten Hove M. New Surgeon Outcomes and the Effectiveness of Surgical Training: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(4):532-8.

Campbell RJ, El-Defrawy SR. Shaping the future of ophthalmology in Canada. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):397-399. 

Johnson D, El-Defrawy SR, Hollands S, Hurst J, Law C, Li C, Baxter S, Campbell Ede L, Campbell RJ. Drug-prescribing patterns among optometrists and nonophthalmologist physicians at a tertiary care centre in Kingston, Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;51(3):168-73.

Campbell RJ, Gill SS, ten Hove M, El-Defrawy SR, Strube YNJ, Whitehead M, Campbell EdeLP, Bell CM. Strabismus surgical subspecialization: A population-based analysis. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2015;133(5):555-9.

Campbell RJ, Bell CM, Bronskill SE, Paterson MJ, Whitehead M, Campbell E de L, Gill SS. Adverse gastrointestinal events with intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors: nested case-control study. Drug Safety. 2014;37(9):723-33. 

Jinapriya D, D'Souza M, Hollands H, El-Defrawy SR, Irrcher I, Smallman D, Farmer JP, Cheung J, Day A, Sun X, Campbell RJ. Anti-inflammatory therapy after selective laser trabeculoplasty: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Ophthalmology. 2014;121(12):2356-61. 

Campbell RJ, Bell CM, Gill SS, Whitehead M, Campbell E de L, El-Defrawy SR. Clinic-based glaucoma care in the era of surgical subspecialization. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014;157(3):631-9.e2

Campbell RJ, Bell CM, Campbell EdeL, Gill SS. Systemic effects of intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2013;24(3):197-204.

Campbell RJ, Bell CM, Gill SS, Trope GE, Buys YM, Whitehead M, El-Defrawy SR. Subspecialization in Glaucoma Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(11):2270-3.
* Canadian Glaucoma Society – Merck Frosst Award - Best Glaucoma Publication, 2013.

Campbell RJ, Bell CM, Paterson JM, Bronskill SE, Moineddin R, Whitehead M, Gill SS. Stroke rates after introduction of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors for macular degeneration: a time series analysis. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(8):1604-8.

Campbell RJ, Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Paterson JM, Whitehead M, Bell CM. Adverse events with intravitreal injection of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors: nested case-control study. BMJ.  2012;345:e4203.

Campbell RJ, Dhalla IA, Gill SS, Bell CM. Implications of "not me" drugs for health systems: lessons from age related macular degeneration. BMJ. 2012;344:e2941. 

 

Health Policy Reports

Health Quality Ontario and The Ontario Provincial Vision Task Force. Glaucoma Care for Adults – Quality Standards. Toronto, Canada: 2018.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Cornea Surgery Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group. Quality-based procedures Clinical Handbook for Integrated Corneal Transplant Care. Toronto, Canada: 2017.

Ontario Provincial Vision Strategy Task Force. Considerations for low risk adult ophthalmology procedures in community-based specialty clinics. Toronto, Canada: 2014.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Retina Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group. Quality-based procedures clinical handbook for integrated retinal care. Toronto, Canada: Dec 2014.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Cataract Surgery Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group. Quality indicators for cataract quality-based procedures: Baseline results. Toronto, Canada: Oct 2014.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Cataract Surgery Quality-Based Procedure Expert Group. Quality-based procedures clinical handbook for cataract surgery. Toronto, Canada: Jan 2013 (updated Oct 2013). 

Ontario Provincial Vision Strategy Task Force. A vision for Ontario: Strategic recommendations for ophthalmology in Ontario. Toronto, Canada: May 2013.

 

Selected Major Research Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Scheme Operating Grant (2016-2019).

Project: Comparative Safety of Aflibercept and Ranibizumab in the Treatment of Retinal Diseases. Principal Investigator.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant (2010-2015).

Project: Cardiovascular and Ocular Adverse Events Associated with New Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Principal Investigator.

Collaborative Health Research Projects Grant, jointly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2012-2015).

Project: Laser-Adjustable Sutures for Glaucoma Trabeculectomy Surgery. Co-Principal Investigator.