Marcelo Campos, MD

Marcelo Campos, MD works as a primary care doctor at Harvard Vanguard. He is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Assistant Professor at TUFTS School of Medicine. Dr. Campos completed medical school in Brazil and a family medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His interests are immigrant health, LGBT health, opioid use disorders, integrative and functional medicine. Functional medicine uses an innovative framework to address chronic diseases, trying to find the root cause when possible and collaborate with patients to bring the much needed balance to create health primarily with lifestyle changes.


Posts by Marcelo Campos, MD

Heart rate variability: A new way to track well-being

Marcelo Campos, MD
Marcelo Campos, MD, Contributor

Measuring heart rate variability provides a way to see the impact of stress, which can be a motivator to make healthier lifestyle choices that can help counteract it.

Leaky gut: What is it, and what does it mean for you?

Marcelo Campos, MD
Marcelo Campos, MD, Contributor

Leaky gut occurs when the lining of the intestinal tract develops cracks or holes, setting the stage for tissue damage that leads to inflammation. It’s believed that this may be the cause of a number of common chronic diseases.

Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you?

Marcelo Campos, MD
Marcelo Campos, MD, Contributor

While there may be valid reasons to follow a ketogenic diet in the short term (weight loss, blood sugar control), it’s difficult to maintain and could cause other health issues.