• Professor of Surgery and Chairman
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA United States


Dr. Campos is Professor of Surgery and the Paul J. Nutter Eminent Scholar Endowed Chairman of the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. He is the Director of the VCU Bariatric Surgery Program and Director of the VCU Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Campos is an expert in minimally invasive surgery and therapeutic endoscopy for obesity, esophageal and gastric diseases. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) General Surgery Residency Program, where he also completed Research and Clinical Fellowships in Minimally Invasive and Foregut Surgery. He continued his academic career in the United States as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Center for GI Motility and Bariatric Surgery Program at University of California San Francisco. Then, before VCU, he moved as an Associate Professor and later promoted to Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison, where he was also the Director of the UW Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Campos is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS) and a member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Central Surgical Association, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, among others. Dr. Campos’ research has focused on treatment outcomes after minimally invasive procedures for obesity and esophageal diseases, and mechanisms for resolution of obesity associated diseases with weight loss surgery. He has authored or co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books and has presented his work at more than 150 national and international meetings.