Vito M. Campese

Professor of Medicine Division Chief, Department of Nephrology
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Areas of treatment:

Internal Medicine


  • Nephrology


  • Department of Medicine


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  • Spanish

Vito M. Campese, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, Department of Nephrology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

A native of Bari, Italy, Dr. Campese graduated medical school summa cum laude before coming to the Keck School of Medicine on a fellowship in 1974.  Since his time at USC, Dr. Campese has established himself as one on the most prominent nephrologists in the field and currently heads Keck’s division of Nephrology.  In addition to his numerous academic and administrative appointments, Dr. Campese is a former president of the Italian-American Society of Nephrologists and is currently a member of the Program Committee on the Council on High Blood Pressure Research for the American Heart Association.


Classic Liceum, 1960
Doctor of Medicine, University of Bari, summa cum laude, 1966


Policlinico, 1966 - 1967


Policlinico, Nephrology, 1967 - 1969


University of Bari, Nephrology, 1971 - 1973
Keck School of Medicine of USC, Hypertension Service, 1974 - 1975


American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Professional society memberships:

American Physiological Society
American Society of Hypertension
American Society of Internal Medicine
American Society of Nephrology
Council for High Blood Pressure Research
Endocrine Society
International Society of Hypertension
International Society of Nephrology
National Kidney Foundation
Western Society of Clinical Investigation


The Domenico Cotugno Medal and Award in Nephrology, 1988
The Regione Puglia Targa d'Oro Award for Contribution to Science, 1991
Rotary Club Contribution to Science Award, Rotary Club International, 2002
University Kidney Disease Research Disease, 2006