Welcome to our CaringBridge website for Colin Campbell. Colin was a student at the University of Southern California’s Keck Medical School preparing to graduate and start his residency in emergency medicine. While rock climbing at Joshua Tree National Park on January 29, 2017, he fell and suffered a serious head injury. We invite family and friends to this website to share status, stories and encouragement as Colin progresses on his journey to recovery.
Our thanks go out to the people who helped Colin that day, including Ryan Dollbaum (USC Med School student and fellow climber), Dr. Bob Chow (USC Med School faculty and fellow climber), Maxime Henriquet (CalTech graduate student and fellow climber), Ian Gray (fellow climber), Buddy Nielsen (fellow climber), the Joshua Tree Search and Rescue Team (JOSAR), Morongo Basin ambulance personnel, and the San Bernardino County Fire Department and Sheriff's Department.
Very special thanks to the staff at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs who initially treated Colin's injuries and certainly saved his life, including Dr. Jerry Noel, Dr. Blake Berman, Dr. Javed Siddiqi, Dr. Frank Ercoli, Dr. Brian Fiani, Dr. Bunker, Dr. Alison Ho, and RN's Ryan and Sarah in the Neuroscience ICU.
And very, very special thanks to the team at USC's Keck Hospital in Los Angeles who then took over Colin's medical care, including Dr. Sebina Bulic, Dr. Ben Emanuel, Dr. Bill Mack, Dr. Roy Poblete, Dr. May Kim-Tenser, RN Steve Garcia's Neuroscience ICU nursing team (wow, what a team!), the Step-Down Neurocare ICU nursing team, Case Manager Victoria Deras, Dr. Donna Elliott, Dean of Student Affairs for the USC Medical School, and her staff, Dr. Rohit Varma, Dean of the USC Medical School, all of Colin's friends at USC Keck School of Medicine, and Peter Steadman and Kate Mullen at the Stronghold Climbing Gym.