Jeffrey W. Campbell, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

In the fourth grade, my daughter decided she wanted to be a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon (I was surprised she could even pronounce it!). My mom, her grandmother, said almost the same thing happened with me. Today, I lead the pediatric neurosurgery division at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and I can report my instincts were right on target.

Why I Treat Children

In medical school, I realized that surgery was in line with my personality, because it provides a chance to intervene actively. As a pediatric neurosurgeon, I get to interact with a wide variety of kids and families, which I really enjoy.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about the power of collaboration and improving the way we approach our work with patients and families. Keeping the patient at the center, we take the best knowledge from all relevant specialties to provide the most complete care.

How I Try to Make A Difference

To me, neurosurgery is a job I’m trained – and proud and humbled – to do every day. To a child and family, it’s a life-altering intervention. I keep that simple fact in mind whenever I participate in a procedure. I’m always aware that we are having a dramatic impact on a child’s life and the lives of family members.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery - Children's Hospital Boston, 1999


  • General Surgery - Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian, 1992


  • Neurosurgery - Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian, 1998

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Thomas Jefferson University - Medical College, 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2015 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2015 SJ Magazine's Top Docs for Kids
  • 2015 South Jersey Magazine's Top Children's Doctors
  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2014 SJ Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2014 South Jersey Magazine's Top Children's Physicians
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Syringomyelia

Research Activities

I have a Master’s degree in clinical research, and most of my research activities have been in the areas of quality of life and medical modeling. We compare outcomes from different interventions to help us develop evidence-based guidelines on which procedures work best under various conditions.

Medical Interests

  • Brain tumors
  • Chiari malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oncology
  • Spinal tumors
  • Tethered spinal cord

  • English