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Our founder and fearless leader, Dr. James L. Campbell Jr., passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, April 10th.
A true humanitarian, and passionate physician, Dr. Campbell spent the entirety of his 53 years at the service of others around him, working tirelessly to make sure his family, staff, patients, and friends were taken care of – always putting others before himself, serving his self-proclaimed motto, “we take care of our own.”
Dr. Campbell founded Dermatology & Skin Health in 2001, and co-founded the Skin Health Medi-Spa in 2005. He had also served as an associate professor at Dartmouth College since 2000, and was a valued author in the medical field, writing and contributing to over 50 books, articles, and studies related dermatology.
Volunteering for such organizations as Casting for Recovery, the annual MS Challenge Walk with his beloved “Minion Milers,” and even co-founding his own non-profit, Make Big Change, in 2014 to raise awareness and preventative measures in relation to skin cancer and proper skin health – Dr. Campbell worked diligently to make a difference in the greater community he was entrenched in.
Campbell’s spirit will continually be felt around the practice, as well as at Fenway Park where he was a season ticket holder, spending many a day rooting for his Boston Red Sox.
Dr. Campbell was recognized with the Amanda Dempsey Award last October as part of the annual Dempsey Challenge event – an award given annually to an individual cancer survivor demonstrating a passion for helping and working with others battling the disease. He himself was a two-time melanoma survivor.
Board certified in Dermatology, Dr. James Campbell practiced dermatology here in the seacoast area of New Hampshire for over 15 years. Prior to his committed service to the region, he received his Bachelors degree from Bates College in Maine and then his Masters degree in biostatistics and epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Campbell earned his medical degree with Honors from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover where he was awarded the Dean’s Medal. While at Dartmouth he completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Along with operating his daily practice in Dover, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Dr. Campbell authored several textbooks and peer-reviewed papers, and was an internationally recognized lecturer.
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While we mourn this greatly devastating loss, we want to assure everyone that the legacy of James L. Campbell will forever live on – through Dermatology & Skin Health, and with the work we will continue to do in our community through Make Big Change and other outlets. His work is our work, and we will yield at nothing to see it through.