John A. Campagna, M.D., F.A.C.S was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in chemistry with departmental distinction. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988, graduating with highest honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. Dr. Campagna attended medical school at Pitt via the Health Professions Scholarship Program of the United States Army and completed his internship at Letterman Army Medical Center on the Presidio of San Francisco, California in 1989. His residency in ophthalmology was completed in 1992 at the University of South Florida at Tampa, where he served as chief resident throughout his senior year. Dr. Campagna completed his glaucoma fellowship at the University of Iowa in 1993. During his fellowship, Dr. Campagna was the recipient of the Heed Foundation Fellowship in postgraduate ophthalmology.
In 1993, he was assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas as the director of glaucoma services. He has received numerous military and civilian awards for his research and presentations. His research has been presented at local, national and international ophthalmic meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He served as the first-year resident advisor for the combined residency programs at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Major Campagna completed his tour of duty and was honorably discharged on July 12, 1997. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions to medical education and patient care while on active duty.
Dr. Campagna is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is an emeritus member of the American Eye Study Club. He served as a committee member of the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company and serves as an Examiner and Exam Development Committee member for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has served as President and Educational Program Director for the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Order of St. John, which operates the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. Dr. Campagna is a Global Health Volunteer for Unite for Sight. Most recently he has delivered eye care and surgery to west Africans in rural Ghana and at the Crystal Eye Hospital in Accra. He holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Campagna is listed in the annual publication, “Best Doctors” and is also named in Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Doctors.”
Dr. Campagna’s wife, Gretchen, is a chemical engineer who works for DPT Laboratories/Mylan in San Antonio. They have two children, Giovanni and Gabriella, who attended Alamo Heights Schools and the University of Texas at Austin. Giovanni is in Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine. Gabriella received a Master of Fine Arts in Design and Management from Savannah College of Art and Design and works for IBM. Dr. Campagna’s current hobbies include tennis, photography, and pen turning. Dr. Campagna specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He has performed more than 10,000 intraocular surgeries and lasers.