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2007 Domestic Volunteer Award: Sylvia D. Campbell

Dr. Campbell in Haiti.

Sylvia D. Campbell, MD, FACS, of Tampa, FL, was awarded the 2007 Surgical Volunteerism Award for domestic outreach in recognition of a career defined by giving back to her local community. Dr. Campbell began volunteering at the Judeo Christian Health Clinic while a surgical resident at Tampa General Hospital, and her commitment to the clinic has grown over the ensuing 27 years as a volunteer and board member and in her current role as president of the board of directors. She has cared for thousands of patients in this role and further increases the impact of the clinic by recruiting other volunteers and raising funds to support its mission. In addition to this extraordinary level of commitment in her own community, Dr. Campbell also volunteers annually in Haiti, has been involved in efforts to build and sustain a school in Uganda, and traveled with the Florida Department of Health to Mississippi for nine days to provide care immediately after Hurricane Katrina.