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Sean T. Campbell, MD

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Sean T. Campbell, MD

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Dr. Sean Campbell is an orthopedic trauma surgeon and an Assistant Attending at Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He specializes in the treatment of acute fractures of the upper and lower extremity, pelvis, and acetabulum. He also treats fractures that have had problems healing, healed incorrectly, or become infected (nonunion, malunion, osteomyelitis).

Dr. Campbell's philosophy is to help patients get back to their activities by first providing them with the most relevant and recent information about their injury, as well as listening to the patient and understanding their lifestyle. The resulting care and treatment plan will be a mutually informed, joint decision with the patient whether it is surgical or non-operative management. He strives to treat every patient as he would a family member.

A California native, Dr. Campbell grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Fresno State University for his undergraduate studies and University of California Irvine for his medical degree, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following medical school, he completed residency in orthopedic surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He then completed an additional year of subspecialty training in orthopedic traumatology as a clinical fellow at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. At Harborview, the only level I trauma center in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho region, he gained experience treating complex periarticular fractures, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, non- and malunions, and critically injured polytrauma patients.

Dr. Campbell is active academically, and has presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meetings. He has published over thirty-five papers in peer-reviewed journals focusing on optimizing surgical techniques in fracture care, patient outcomes, and orthopedic education.

Patient Stories


Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery 
Clinical Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College 
Assistant Attending, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 


Special Expertise

Fractures of the upper extremity (except the hand) and lower extremity
Fractures of the pelvic ring and acetabulum
Nonunions (fractures that have not yet healed or are having problems healing) and malunions (fractures that have healed incorrectly or with incorrect alignment)
Infection in the setting of fracture


Surgical fixation of fractures
Open reduction and internal fixation
Intramedullary nailing
External fixation
Nonunion and malunion repair, including osteotomy
Open and percutaneous treatment of pelvic ring injuries and acetabular fractures


Top Poster Award, Western Orthopaedic Meeting, 2019
Blue Ribbon Manuscript Award, Orthopedics Journal, 2019
Dean's Research Scholarship, UC Irvine, 2011



Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of December 22, 2020, Dr. Campbell reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Campbell in the News


University of California Irvine, 2014


Stanford University, 2019 


Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington, 2020

State Licensure

Selected Publications

Campbell ST, Lim PK, Kantor AH, Gausden EB, Goodnough LH, Park AY, Bishop JA, Achor TS, Scolaro JA, Gardner MJ. Complication Rates after Lateral Plate Fixation of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures: A Multicenter Study. Injury. May 2020.

Campbell ST, Goodnough LH, Salazar B, Lucas JF, Bishop JA, Gardner MJ. How do Pilon Fractures Heal? An Analysis of Dual Plating and Bridging Callus Formation. Injury. May 2020.

Goodnough LH, Campbell ST, Githens TC, DeBaun MR, Bishop JA, Gardner MJ. Intramedullary Cage Fixation for Proximal Humerus Fractures Has Low Reoperation Rates at One Year: Results of a Multi-Center Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. April 2020.

Campbell ST, Chan JY, Gardner MJ, Bishop JA. Optimizing the Orthopaedic Medical Student Rotation: Keys to Success for Students, Faculty, and Residency Programs. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. August 2019.

Campbell ST, Bosch LC, Swinford S, Amanatullah DF, Bishop JA, Gardner MJ. Distal Femur Locking Plates Fit Poorly Before and After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. May 2019.

Campbell ST, Gupta RM, Avedian RS. The Effect of Applicant Publication Volume on the Orthopaedic Residency Match. Journal of Surgical Education. May-June 2016.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.