Chris F. Campana, MD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pathology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Anatomic Pathology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
  • American Board of Pathology (Sub: Cytopathology)

Academic Office Information

  • School of Medicine
    30 N 1900 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of Iowa
Research Fellow University of Iowa
Research Fellow
Undergraduate University of Iowa

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Kawano M, Bacon JW, Campana CF, Winger BE, Dudek JD, Sirchio SA, Scruggs SL, Geiser U, Dahl LF (2001 May 21). High-nuclearity close-packed palladium-nickel carbonyl phosphine clusters: heteropalladium. Inorg Chem, 40(11), 2554-69.
  2. Molinaro M, Regazzi MB, Pasquino S, Rinaldi M, Iacona I, Campana C, Vigano M (2001 May). Pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus during the early phase after heart transplantation. Transplant Proc, 33(3), 2386-9.
  3. Grasso M, Diegoli M, Brega A, Campana C, Tavazzi L, Arbustini E (2001 Apr). The mitochondrial DNA mutation T12297C affects a highly conserved nucleotide of tRNA(Leu(CUN)) and is associated with dilated cardiomyopathy. Eur J Hum Genet, 9(4), 311-5.
  4. Arbustini E, Grasso M, Porcu E, Bellini O, Magrini G, Campana C, Rinaldi M, Pagani F, Vigano M, Tavazzi L (2001 Jan). Healing of acute myocarditis with left ventricular assist device: morphological recovery and evolution to the aspecific features of dilated cardiomyopathy. Ital Heart J, 2(1), 55-9.
  5. Ghio S, Gavazzi A, Campana C, Inserra C, Klersy C, Sebastiani R, Arbustini E, Recusani F, Tavazzi L (2001 Jan). Independent and additive prognostic value of right ventricular systolic function and pulmonary artery pressure in patients with chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol, 37(1), 183-8.
  6. Gavazzi A, Repetto A, Scelsi L, Inserra C, Laudisa ML, Campana C, Specchia C, Dal Bello B, Diegoli M, Tavazzi L, Arbustini E (2001 Jan). Evidence-based diagnosis of familial non-X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy. Prevalence, inheritance and characteristics. Eur Heart J, 22(1), 73-81.
  7. Regazzi MB, Molinaro M, Tinelli C, DEril GM, Goggi C, Campana C, Fiorito V, Moratti R, Vigano M (2000 Dec). Considerable lack of agreement between S-FPIA and EMIT cyclosporine assay in therapeutic drug monitoring, of heart transplant recipients. Ther Drug Monit, 22(6), 712-5.
  8. Ge PH, Fu W, Herrmann WA, Herdtweck E, Campana C, Adams RD, Bunz UH (2000 Oct 16). Structural Characterization of a Cyclohexameric meta-Phenyleneethynylene Made by Alkyne Metathesis with In Situ Catalysts U.H.F.B. and P.-H.G. thank the National Science Foundation (CHE 9814118), the Research Corporation, and the EPSCoR Office of the State of South Carolina for generous support. R.D.A. thanks the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for an award which supported this work. Angewandte Chemie: International Edition in English, 39(20), 3607-3610.
  9. Landolina M, De Ferrari GM, Cantu F, Campana C (2000 Sep). Donor-to-recipient decremental conduction of atrial fibrillation following orthotopic heart transplantation: insights into the mechanism of atrioatrial conduction. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 11(9), 1043-7.
  10. Campana C (2000 Jun). [Prevention of rejection in cardiac transplantation by blockade of the interleukin-2 receptor with a monoclonal antibody]. Ital Heart J, 1(6 Suppl), 838-9.
  11. Lucreziotti S, Gavazzi A, Scelsi L, Inserra C, Klersy C, Campana C, Ghio S, Vanoli E, Tavazzi L (2000 Jun). Five-minute recording of heart rate variability in severe chronic heart failure: correlates with right ventricular function and prognostic implications. Am Heart J, 139(6), 1088-95.
  12. Grande AM, Rinaldi M, DArmini AM, Campana C, Traversi E, Pederzolli C, Abbiate N, Klersy C, Vigano M (2000 Jun 1). Orthotopic heart transplantation: standard versus bicaval technique. Am J Cardiol, 85(11), 1329-33.
  13. Johnson MT, Campana CF, Foxman BM, Desmarais W, Vela MJ, Miller JS (2000 May 15). Synthesis and reactivity of the Tl1 salts of. Chemistry, 6(10), 1805-10.
  14. Ghio S, Recusani F, Klersy C, Sebastiani R, Laudisa ML, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Tavazzi L (2000 Apr 1). Prognostic usefulness of the tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion in patients with congestive heart failure secondary to idiopathic or ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol, 85(7), 837-42.
  15. Glidewell C, Ferguson G, Gregson RM, Campana CF (2000 Feb). Supramolecular chemistry of amine--phenol adducts; novel three-dimensional framework structures in adducts of bis(2-aminoethyl)amine with 4,4'-sulfonyldiphenol, 1,1,1-tris(4-hydroxyphenyl)-ethane and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and in the methanol-solvated adduct of tris(2-aminoethyl)-amine with 4,4'-biphenol. Acta Crystallogr B, 56 (Pt 1), 68-84.
  16. Saia B, Alessio L, Apostoli P, Bartolucci GB, Campana C, Catenacci G, Garbelli C, Rabino F, Signorini A, Soave C (2000 Jan-Feb). [Organization of health and safety activities in health care centers]. Med Lav, 91(1), 61-72.
  17. Esposito C, Semeraro L, Bellotti N, Fasoli G, Fornoni A, Rampino T, Klersy C, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Vigano M, Dal Canton A (2000 Jan). Risk factors for chronic renal dysfunction in cardiac allograft recipients. Nephron, 84(1), 21-8.
  18. Grande AM, Rinaldi M, DArmini AM, Pederzolli C, Campana C, Aiello M, Vigano M (1999 Dec). Heart transplantation in ischemic heart disease when recipients are older than 55 years and donors older than 50. G Ital Cardiol, 29(12), 1422-5.
  19. Stahly DP, Alippi AM, Bakhiet N, Campana CF, Novak CC, Cox R (1999 Nov). PPL1c, a virulent mutant bacteriophage useful for identification of paenibacillus larvae subspecies larvae. J Invertebr Pathol, 74(3), 295-6.
  20. Obici L, Bellotti V, Mangione P, Stoppini M, Arbustini E, Verga L, Zorzoli I, Anesi E, Zanotti G, Campana C, Vigano M, Merlini G (1999 Sep). The new apolipoprotein A-I variant leu(174) --> Ser causes hereditary cardiac amyloidosis, and the amyloid fibrils are constituted by the 93-residue N-terminal polypeptide. Am J Pathol, 155(3), 695-702.
  21. Nieto-Barrera M, Nieto-Jimenez M, Diaz F, Campana C, Sanchez ML, Ruiz del Portal L, Siljestrom ML (1999 Mar 1-15). [Clinical course of epileptic seizures in Rett's syndrome]. Rev Neurol, 28(5), 449-53.
  22. Arbustini E, Fasani R, Morbini P, Diegoli M, Grasso M, Dal Bello B, Marangoni E, Banfi P, Banchieri N, Bellini O, Comi G, Narula J, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Danesino C, Vigano M (1998 Dec). Coexistence of mitochondrial DNA and beta myosin heavy chain mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with late congestive heart failure. Heart, 80(6), 548-58.
  23. Arbustini E, Diegoli M, Fasani R, Grasso M, Morbini P, Banchieri N, Bellini O, Dal Bello B, Pilotto A, Magrini G, Campana C, Fortina P, Gavazzi A, Narula J, Vigano M (1998 Nov). Mitochondrial DNA mutations and mitochondrial abnormalities in dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Pathol, 153(5), 1501-10.
  24. Arbustini E, Morbini P, Grasso M, Fasani R, Verga L, Bellini O, Dal Bello B, Campana C, Piccolo G, Febo O, Opasich C, Gavazzi A, Ferrans VJ (1998 Mar 1). Restrictive cardiomyopathy, atrioventricular block and mild to subclinical myopathy in patients with desmin-immunoreactive material deposits. J Am Coll Cardiol, 31(3), 645-53.
  25. Arbustini E, Grasso M, Porcu E, Bellini O, Diegoli M, Fasani R, Banchieri N, Pilotto A, Morbini P, Dal Bello B, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Vigano M (1997 Nov 1). Enteroviral RNA and virus-like particles in the skeletal muscle of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol, 80(9), 1188-93.
  26. Arbustini E, Dal Bello B, Morbini P, Klersy C, Grasso M, Diegoli M, Gavazzi A, Campana C, Grossi P, Pellegrini C, Martinelli L, Ippoliti G, Specchia G, Vigano M (1997 Oct). Factors increasing the risk of allograft vascular disease in heart transplant recipients. G Ital Cardiol, 27(10), 985-99.
  27. Rinaldi M, Pellegrini C, Martinelli L, Goggi C, Gavazzi A, Campana C, Arbustini E, Grossi P, Regazzi M, Ippoliti G, Vigano M (1997 Oct). FK506 effectiveness in reducing acute rejection after heart transplantation: a prospective randomized study. J Heart Lung Transplant, 16(10), 1001-10.
  28. Grande AM, Minzioni G, Martinelli L, Campana C, Rinaldi M, DArmini AM, Ragni T, Pederzolli C, Ardemagni E, Pederzolli N, De Pieri G, Castiglione N, Vigano M (1997 Sep). Echo-controlled endomyocardial biopsy in orthotopic heart transplantation with bicaval anastomosis. G Ital Cardiol, 27(9), 877-80.
  29. Gavazzi A, Berzuini C, Campana C, Inserra C, Ponzetta M, Sebastiani R, Ghio S, Recusani F (1997 Jul). Value of right ventricular ejection fraction in predicting short-term prognosis of patients with severe chronic heart failure. J Heart Lung Transplant, 16(7), 774-85.
  30. Campana C, Gavazzi A, Inserra C, Pederzolli N, Ponzetta M, Martinelli L, Vigano M (1997 Jun). Afterload mismatch-related problems after "domino" heart transplantation. G Ital Cardiol, 27(6), 533-9.
  31. Pederzolli C, Martinelli L, Grande AM, Goggi C, Minizioni G, Castiglione N, Gavazzi A, Campana C, Vigano M (1997 Mar). [Heart transplant over 55 years]. G Ital Cardiol, 27(3), 263-9.
  32. Arbustini E, Gavazzi A, Dal Bello B, Morbini P, Campana C, Diegoli M, Grasso M, Fasani R, Banchieri N, Porcu E, Pilotto A, Ponzetta M, Bellini O, Lucreziotti S, Vigano M (1997 Mar). Ten-year experience with endomyocardial biopsy in myocarditis presenting with congestive heart failure: frequency, pathologic characteristics, treatment and follow-up. G Ital Cardiol, 27(3), 209-23.
  33. Recusani F, Campana C, Scopelliti PA, Raineri C, Tronconi L (1995 Dec). [Echocardiography versus catheterization in the selection of patients for heart transplantation]. Cardiologia, 40(12 Suppl 1), 469-76.
  34. Papi M, Didona B, Campana C, Simoni R, Cavalieri R (1995 Jun). Unusual clinical presentation of cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis. Int Angiol, 14(2), 162-5.
  35. Lombardi C, Rusconi C, Faggiano P, Lanzani G, Campana C, Arbustini E (1995 Apr). Successful reduction of endomyocardial fibrosis in a patient with idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. A case report. Angiology, 46(4), 345-51.
  36. Campana C, Iacona I, Regazzi MB, Gavazzi A, Perani G, Raddato V, Montemartini C, Vigano M (1995 Mar). Efficacy and pharmacokinetics of simvastatin in heart transplant recipients. Ann Pharmacother, 29(3), 235-9.
  37. Martinelli L, Rinaldi M, Pederzolli C, Pederzolli N, Goggi C, Mantovani V, Gavazzi A, Campana C, Vigano M (1995). Different results of cardiac transplantation in patients with ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 9(11), 644-50.
  38. Regazzi MB, Iacona I, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Vigano M, Perani G (1994 Oct). Clinical efficacy and pharmacokinetics of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in heart transplant patients treated with cyclosporin A. Transplant Proc, 26(5), 2644-5.
  39. Ghio S, Poli A, Ferrario M, Campana C, Diotallevi P, Eleuteri E, Mussini A, Specchia G, Montemartini C (1994 Aug). Haemodynamic effects of glyceryl trinitrate during continuous 24 hour infusion in patients with heart failure. Br Heart J, 72(2), 145-9.
  40. Gavazzi A, Marioni R, Campana C, Montemartini C (1994 Jul). Comparative trial of quinapril versus captopril in mild to moderate congestive heart failure. Quinapril/Captopril Congestive Heart Failure Study Group. J Hypertens Suppl, 12(4), S89-93.
  41. Ghio S, Campana C, Gavazzi A, De Servi S, Angoli L, Marioni R, Eleuteri E, Montemartini C, Specchia G (1994 Jan). [Coronary vasomotor response to acetylcholine correlates with plasma levels of cyclosporin and triglycerides in patients with heart transplantation]. G Ital Cardiol, 24(1), 3-9.
  42. Arbustini E, Diegoli M, Grasso M, Fasani R, DArmini A, Martinelli L, Goggi C, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Vigano M (1993 Sep 1). Expression of proliferating cell markers in normal and diseased human hearts. Am J Cardiol, 72(7), 608-14.
  43. Campana C, Gavazzi A, Berzuini C, Larizza C, Marioni R, DArmini A, Pederzolli N, Martinelli L, Vigano M (1993 Sep-Oct). Predictors of prognosis in patients awaiting heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant, 12(5), 756-65.
  44. Tartaglia F, Marchesi M, Biffoni M, Bernardini E, Campana C, Picchi P, Stocco F, Lentini A, Nuccio G, Campana FP (1993 Sep-Oct). [Lateral cervical metastases from unknown primary]. Ann Ital Chir, 64(5), 481-8.
  45. Regazzi MB, Iacona I, Campana C, Raddato V, Lesi C, Perani G, Gavazzi A, Vigano M (1993 Aug). Altered disposition of pravastatin following concomitant drug therapy with cyclosporin A in transplant recipients. Transplant Proc, 25(4), 2732-4.
  46. Arbustini E, Grasso M, Diegoli M, Percivalle E, Grossi P, Bramerio M, Campana C, Goggi C, Gavazzi A, Vigano M (1992 Aug). Histopathologic and molecular profile of human cytomegalovirus infections in patients with heart transplants. Am J Clin Pathol, 98(2), 205-13.
  47. Arbustini E, Gavazzi A, Pozzi R, Pucci A, Grasso M, Diegoli M, Campana C, Graziano G, Martinelli L, Goggi C, et al (1992). Endomyocardial biopsy of normal donor hearts before cardiac transplantation. A morphological and morphometrical study in 97 cases. Am J Cardiovasc Pathol, 4(1), 1-8.
  48. Campana C, Gavazzi A, Marioni R, Angoli L, Graziano G, Veritti U, Arbustini E, Martinelli L, Vigano M, Specchia G, et al (1991 Oct). [Coronary disease of transplanted heart: prevalence, angiographic and etiopathogenetic aspects]. Cardiologia, 36(10), 759-63.
  49. Arbustini E, Grasso M, Diegoli M, Bramerio M, Foglieni AS, Albertario M, Martinelli L, Gavazzi A, Goggi C, Campana C, et al (1991 Oct). Expression of tumor necrosis factor in human acute cardiac rejection. An immunohistochemical and immunoblotting study. Am J Pathol, 139(4), 709-15.
  50. Arbustini E, Pucci A, Grasso M, Diegoli M, Pozzi R, Gavazzi A, Graziano G, Campana C, Goggi C, Martinelli L, et al (1990 Oct 15). Expression of natriuretic peptide in ventricular myocardium of failing human hearts and its correlation with the severity of clinical and hemodynamic impairment. Am J Cardiol, 66(12), 973-80.
  51. Lanzarini L, Gavazzi A, Mussini A, Graziano G, Campana C, Bargiggia G, Angoli L, Aime E, Arbustini E, Montemartini C (1990 Feb). [Evaluation of the effects of vasodilator therapy in primary pulmonary hypertension. Experience in 7 cases]. G Ital Cardiol, 20(2), 114-22.
  52. Arbustini E, Gavazzi A, Pozzi R, Grasso M, Pucci A, Campana C, Graziano G, Martinetti M, Cuccia M, Salvaneschi L, et al (1989 Nov 1). The morphologic spectrum of dilated cardiomyopathy and its relation to immune-response genes. Am J Cardiol, 64(16), 991-5.
  53. Gronda E, Mangiavacchi M, Recalcati F, De Maria R, Oliva F, Cantoni S, Gavazzi A, Campana C (1989 Oct). [Therapy of rejection. Clinical consequences]. G Ital Cardiol, 19(10), 968-72.
  54. Montemartini C, Campana C, Gavazzi A, Graziano G, Politi P (1989 Oct). [Cardiological problems of heart transplantation. Results of the Italian experience]. G Ital Cardiol, 19(10), 978-82.
  55. Ippoliti G, Martinelli L, Minzioni G, Goggi C, Graffigna A, Rinaldi M, Campana C, Ascari E, Vigano M (1989 Mar-Apr). Emergency heart retransplantation with a positive donor crossmatch. J Heart Transplant, 8(2), 184-8.
  56. Benzi Cipelli R, Gorini G, Ippoliti G, Olliaro P, Campana C (1987 Dec). [Presence of auto-antibodies in patients who are candidates for heart transplant]. Quad Sclavo Diagn, 23(4), 403-8.
  57. Falcone C, de Servi S, Poma E, Campana C, Scire A, Montemartini C, Specchia G (1987 Feb). Clinical significance of exercise-induced silent myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol, 9(2), 295-9.
  58. Salerno JA, Previtali M, Panciroli C, Klersy C, Chimienti M, Regazzi Bonora M, Marangoni E, Falcone C, Guasti L, Campana C, et al (1986 May). Ventricular arrhythmias during acute myocardial ischaemia in man. The role and significance of R-ST-T alternans and the prevention of ischaemic sudden death by medical treatment. Eur Heart J, 7 Suppl A, 63-75.
  59. Specchia G, La Rovere MT, Falcone C, Campana C, Traversi E, Caizzi V, De Servi S (1986 May). Cardiac arrhythmias during exercise-induced myocardial ischaemia in patients with coronary artery disease. Eur Heart J, 7 Suppl A, 45-52.
  60. Campana C, Ferrario M, Tondi C, Montemartini C (1985 Oct). [Atenolol-chlorthalidone combination vs placebo: controlled clinical trial in patients with medium-mild arterial hypertension]. Minerva Cardioangiol, 33(10), 643-7.


  1. Campana C, Regazzi MB, Buggia I, Molinaro M (1996 Feb). Clinically significant drug interactions with cyclosporin. An update. [Review]. Clin Pharmacokinet, 30(2), 141-79.
  2. Arbustini E, Grasso M, Diegoli M, Gavazzi A, Campana C, Martinelli L, Goggi C, Pucci A, Grossi P, Ippoliti G, et al (1991 Oct). [Endomyocardial biopsy in the heart transplant patient: the state of the art]. [Review]. G Ital Cardiol, 21(10), 1107-23.
  3. Gavazzi A, Graziano G, Campana C, Pozzi R, Angoli L (1989 Oct). [Physiopathology of the transplanted heart]. [Review]. G Ital Cardiol, 19(10), 955-60.


  1. Campana C (2000 Oct). Recent developments regarding heart transplantation, in particular the difficult donor harvesting [Letter to the editor]. Ital Heart J, 1(10), 706-7.
  2. Campana C (1998 Apr). [The domino transplant and afterload mismatch] [Letter to the editor]. G Ital Cardiol, 28(4), 481-2.
  3. Ippoliti G, Negri M, Campana C, Vigano M (1997 May 15). Urate oxidase in hyperuricemic heart transplant recipients treated with azathioprine [Letter to the editor]. Transplantation, 63(9), 1370-1.