Bruce Campbell

Surgeon, Blogger, Advisory Board Member

Dr. Bruce Campbell is a Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon at the Medical College of Wisconsin, holding faculty appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Institute for Health and Society (Bioethics and Medical Humanities). His research interests include cancer survivorship and the integration of the humanities into medical education.

Dr. Campbell contributes medically-related essays to WUWM's Lake Effect program and blogs at Reflections in a Head Mirror. He learns something new every day from his patients and his students. Bruce and his wife, Kathi, live in Brookfield and are the proud parents of four adult children.

Bruce joined WUWM’s Advisory Board in 2013.

Twitter: @headmirror

Essay
3:26 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Essay: Rage Against the Answering Machine

Do you get annoyed by automated answering systems?
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Lake Effect essayist Bruce Campbell is tired of answering machines.

Automated telephone answering systems were supposed to help firms conduct their business more efficiently and to help those calling for information get to the right person faster.

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Health & Science
1:50 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

ESSAY: Will What We Teach Now Be Relevant Later?

Dr. Bruce Campbell recalls assisting in one memorable surgery early in his career.
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Lake Effect essayist Bruce Campbell wonders whether some knowledge has an expiration date.

No matter how much learning we do, there's still going to be information we don't know. Essayist Dr. Bruce Campbell can relate, as he goes about teaching the surgeons of the future:

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Health & Science
6:27 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Essay: A Doctor's Empathy Has Its Limits

Late-night phone calls are perhaps not the best way to get help from your doctor.
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Lake Effect essayist Bruce Campbell describes an interesting doctor-patient encounter.

In the years before I went to medical school, I worked as a nurse’s aide. Early one morning, one of the surgeons dropped by the Emergency Room in a particularly good mood. The ER doctor asked him why he was so happy.

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