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John L Cameron, MD

Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
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Appointment Phone

410-955-5166

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Center

Expertise

Pancreatic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Pancreatic cancer

Biography

Dr. Cameron has had a long and distinguished career in alimentary tract diseases and specifically in pancreatic cancer. He has won worldwide acclaim for mastering the Whipple procedure. At the beginning of his career, the mortality rate from the Whipple procedure was nearly 30 percent. He has worked to lower that to 1 percent to 2 percent at Johns Hopkins. He has operated on more patients with pancreatic cancer and done more Whipple resections than any other surgeon in the world. In addition to maintaining a busy practice that focuses mainly on pancreatic surgery, he has been a leader in the surgical profession, serving as president of the American College of Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Southern Surgical Association, Society of Clinical Surgery, Society of Surgical Chairmen, Halsted Society and American Surgical Association. He served as chief of surgery for The Johns Hopkins Hospital for nineteen years.
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1962)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Surgery ( Baltimore MD) (1970)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1971)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Surgery (1971)
    • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (1970)
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  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    2000th Whipple at Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

    Learn more about Johns Hopkins cancer surgery at hopkinmedicine.org/surgery. The surgical oncology team at Johns Hopkins gets personal as they speak about their role in treating their patients and what the Promise of Medicine means to them.

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5166
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5166
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5166
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5166
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    Department/Division

    • Surgery

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