Dr. Colleen Campbell completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn New York in 1999, where she also served as chief resident. She joined UCSD Emergency Medicine after graduation in 1999. Her interests include emergency ultrasound for diagnostics and therapeutics. She is an editor in Greenburg's Atlas of Emergency Medicine. She is serving as the Emergency Ultrasound Director and the Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine. She is on faculty in the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship as well. Her research efforts have included "Ultrasound guided Subclavian Vein Catheterization versus Traditional Methods", "Ultrasound detection of Pill Ingestion: A feasibility Study," and "The effect of Hog Tie position on Cardiac Output." Her volunteer experience has included organizing a course with the goal of training physicians in Maputo, Mozambique in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound over a three week period. She has also been involved in Flying Samaritans medical clinic in Mexico, and volunteering at the IT triathlon in San Diego, and working with Feed America and Third Avenue Charitable Organization.
Her active interests and projects include teaching medical students ultrasound as part of their pre-clinical education, international emergency ultrasound, uses of ultrasound in evaluation of shock resuscitation and pleural diseases and pre-hospital ultrasound. She enjoys running, yoga sculpt, hiking as well as painting and baking in her free time.