Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

(2017-2018) - MENTOR: Eric Hungness, MD & John Pandolfino, MD

Dr. Campagna’s research aims to better define the anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment of several esophageal disorders. Working under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Hungness and Dr. John Pandolfino, his primary focus is on achalasia, a rare neurodegenerative esophageal motility disorder. Additional areas of investigation include gastroesophageal reflux disease and other non-achalasia esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Campagna also works in the Northwestern Simulation Lab, where he focuses on surgical mastery-learning.  He is concomitantly pursuing a masters in medical education during his research time. Dr. Campagna is a postdoctoral fellow under the Gastrointestinal Physiology and Psychology T32 Training Grant.

Publications

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Carlson DA, Soper NJ, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES. The Use of Real Time FLIP Panometry in Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. Journal of the American College of Surgeons (in press)

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Carlson DA, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Hungness ES. EGJ Distensibility Decreases in the Post-Operative Period Following Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. Neurogastroenterology and Motility (in press)

Campagna RJ, Carlson DA, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Kahrilas PJ, Soper NJ, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES. EGJ Distensibility Measurements Are Consistent Between Endoscopic and Intraoperative Settings Among Patients with Achalasia. Neurogastroenterology and Motility (in press)

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Carlson DA, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Hungness ES. Evaluation of Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility Changes Following Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (in press)

Campagna RJ, Fronza JF. LINX® Implant and Explant in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Refractory GERD. Surg Endosc (2018) 32(Suppl 1): 67

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Hungness ES. Resection of a Redundant Jejunal Overhang in a Patient with Weight Regain After Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass. Surg Endosc (2018) 32(Suppl 1): 99

Schwab B, Campagna RJ, Hungness ES: Training in LCBDE – Role of Simulation and its impact on clinical outcomes. Choledocholithiasis: Comprehensive Surgical Management (in press)

Campagna, Ryan; Ravi, Yazhini; Essa Essa; Hasan, Ayesha K; Higgins, Robert S; Emani, Sitaramesh; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor B. Successful Utilization of a Donor Heart Afflicted by Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy for a Heart Transplant. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2016 Jan; 29(1): 73–74.

Brem EA, Thudium K, Khubchandani S, Tsai PC, Olejniczak SH, Bhat S, Riaz W, Gu J, Iqbal A, Campagna R, Knight J, Mavis C, Hoskin P, Deeb G, Gibbs JF, Fetterly G, Czuczman MS, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ. Distinct Cellular and Therapeutic Effects of Obatoclax in Rituximab-sensitive and –resistant Lymphomas. British Journal of Hematology. 2011, 153, pp 599–61.

Kauffmann, AD; Campagna, RJ; Bartels, CB; Childs-Disney, JL. Improvement of RNA Secondary Structure Prediction Using RNase H Cleavage and Randomized Oligonucleotides. Nucleic Acids Research. 2009, 37, pp e121.

Podium Presentations

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Carlson DA, Soper NJ, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES. The Use of Real Time FLIP Panometry in Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Carlson DA, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Hungness ES. Evaluation of Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility Changes Following Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. Digestive Disease Week, 2018

Campagna RJ, Fronza JF. LINX® Implant and Explant in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Refractory GERD. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2018(Accepted for presentation in April 2018)

Campagna, R. Brem, A. Thudium, K. Czuczman, MS, and Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, FJ. Distinct Cellular and Therapeutic Effects of Obatoclax in Rituximab-sensitive and –resistant Lymphomas. Roswell Park Summer Scholars Research Symposium, 2009

Poster Presentations

Campagna RJ, Carlson DA, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Kahrilas PJ, Soper NJ, Pandolfino JE, Hungness ES. EGJ distensibility measurements are consistent between endoscopic and intraoperative settings among patients with achalasia. Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 2018

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Carlson DA, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Hungness ES. EGJ Distensibility Decreases in the Post-Operative Period Following Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 2018

Campagna RJ, Teitelbaum EN, Sternbach JM, Carlson DA, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE, Soper NJ, Hungness ES. Evaluation of Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility Changes Following Surgical Myotomy for Achalasia. Digestive Disease Week, 2018

Campagna RJ, Hungness ES. Resection of a Redundant Jejunal Overhang in a Patient with Weight Regain After Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2018