Kenisha Campbell, MD, MPH, is board certified in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics and is an Adolescent Medicine specialist and the Director of Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Clinical Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She specializes in treating teenagers with eating disorders and addressing reproductive and sexual health care. She is also working on ways to improve the quality of care adolescents receive.
Dr. Campbell finds her specialty rewarding because of the major developments that patients make during this phase of life. “Adolescence is such an exciting time of development and I enjoy being able to help adolescents and their families navigate this critical period and to learn the skills necessary to reach their full potential,” she says.
Dr. Campbell said she feels particularly passionate about treating patients with eating disorders. “We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to support families in restoring their child’s health, and the majority of our patients get better,” Dr. Campbell adds. “It is also rewarding to take care of patient’s reproductive and sexual health needs to ensure that they are able to make healthy, safe and informed choices about their bodies and their relationships.”
“CHOP as a healthcare system cares about each individual child and adolescent and works together with the family unit to achieve the best outcome possible for your child or adolescent,” Dr. Campbell says. And she’s excited to see adolescent health issues getting that same kind of attention from the medical community as a whole. “I envision that adolescent health will be integrated throughout medicine,” she says. “Every subspecialty will understand the critical importance of the adolescent stage of development and how it impacts overall health.”
Education and experience
Dr. Campbell earned her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Rochester, New York. She continued her training with a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Cincinnati School of Public Health.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Campbell is the director of CHOP’s Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Clinical Services and also serves as an Associate Professor of clinical pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Education and Training
MD - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Pediatrics - Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Rochester, NY
Pediatrics - Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Rochester, NY
Adolescent Medicine - Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Adolescent Medicine – American Board of PediatricsPediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MPH - University of Cincinnati School of Public Health, Cincinnati, OH
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Clinical Services
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Wood Sarah M, McGeary Andrea, Wilson Michele, Taylor April, Aumaier Brenna, Petsis Danielle, Campbell Kenisha: Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Rates of Routine Chlamydia Trachomatis Screening in Female Adolescents Seeking Primary Preventive Care. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology 32(1): 32-38, Feb 2019.
Campbell K, King K, Kahn J, Braverman P. Adoption as a pregnancy outcome option: assessing attitudes and knowledge of adolescent females [abstract]. J Adolesc Health. 48(2S):S101-S102; 2011.
Posters and Presentations
Sarah M. Wood MD, MSHP; Andrea McGeary MD; Michele Wilson MD; April Taylor MS; Brenna Aumeier MPH; Quadeera Jackson, MPH; Danielle Petsis BA; Kenisha Campbell MD, MPH : "Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Rates of Routine Chlamydia Trachomatis Screening in Adolescent Females in Primary Care." Poster Presentation, CHOP Quality & Patient Safety Day, Philadelphia, PA 2018.
Campbell, K: "From Test to Teen: Reaching Adolescents with Positive STI's" Poster Presentation, Penn Medicine Health Equity Week, Philadelphia, PA 2017.
Campbell K. Depression Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment, University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA. Jul, 2019.
Campbell K. Preventing Teen Pregnancy, Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.
Campbell K. Depression Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment, Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.
Campbell K. Workshop on How to Present a Case, Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.
Campbell K. Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment, Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.
Campbell K. Managing Controversies in Adolescent Medicine, Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.
Campbell K. Disordered Eating, Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.
Campbell K. Adolescent to Adult Medical Care Transition in the Primary Care Setting in a LEAH Program, National LEAH Conference, Birmingham, AL. Mar, 2019.
Campbell K. "Using Quality Improvement methodologies to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health in pediatric health systems", Workshop at the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine Conference, Washington, D.C. Mar, 2019.
Campbell K. CME presentation, "The Adolescent Visit", Einstein Trappe Pediatrics, Conshohocken, PA. Oct, 2018.
Campbell K. CME Presentation:Dysuria in the Adolescent: UTIs and Beyond, Advocare Gloucester County Pediatrics, Deptford, NJ. May, 2018.
Campbell K. #NotYourProblem-Eating Disorders 101 for the GYN, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Roundtable Luncheon, Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, West Palm Beach, Florida. Apr, 2018.
Campbell K. Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Annual Conference, Eating Disorders in Children & Adolescents, Penn State Hershey, Hershey, PA. Sep, 2017.
Campbell K. Grand Rounds speaker, "Menstrual Disorders in Children and Adolescents", presented to 25 residents, fellows and faculty members, Our Lady of Lourdes, Camden, NJ. Jun, 2017.
Campbell K. CME presentation, "Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents", Advocare Woodbury Pediatrics, Deptford, NJ. May, 2017.
Awards and Honors
2019-2020, Physician Leadership Program, Selected Participant, CHOP
2018, Association of American Medical Colleges, Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Office of Inclusion & Diversity travel award recipient, University of Pennsylvania
2017-2018, Best Doctors in America
2017-2018, Leading Success Cohort 17 Program Selected Participant, University of Pennsylvania
2017, Penn Center of Excellence Consortium 5th Annual Conference selected participant, University of Pennsylvania
2016, Association of American Medical Colleges, Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science Seminar Office of Inclusion & Diversity Travel Award, University of Pennsylvania
2014, Association of American Medical Colleges, Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Participant
2011, American Pediatric Association Region V Trainee Abstract Award Recipient
Editorial and Academic Positions
Academic and Institutional Committees
2019-present, The Alliance of Minority Physicians (AMP) Executive Board, Professional Development Chair
2018-present, Multicultural Physicians' Alliance Professional Development Committee
2018-present, Specially Protected Information (SPI) subcommittee of the Clinical Documentation Standards Committee
2017-present, Core Faculty Leadership, Adolescent Health Multidisciplinary Fellowship Program
2016-present, Division of Adolescent Medicine Clinical Care Committee
2016-present, CQI Project Member/Advisor, Increasing Rates of Chlamydia Screening in Adolescent Females in a Primary Care Practice, Cobbs Creek Pediatric Care Center
2016-present, PrEP Task Force Committee, CHOP Primary Care Network
2015-present, Leader, Adolescent Specialty Care Medical Directors Group, Division of Adolescent Medicine
2015-present, Fellows Clinical Competency Committee, Division of Adolescent Medicine
2014-present, Faculty Participant, Minority Physicians Alliance Resident Recruitment Dinners, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
2013-present, Division of Adolescent Medicine Quality and Patient Safety Team
2012-present, The Division of Adolescent Medicine Clinical Leadership Team
2011-present, Eating Disorders Workgroup, The Division of Adolescent Medicine
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2013-present, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
2008-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
- 2018-present, President, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter
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