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John L. Cameron, M.D.

Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
Professor of Surgery


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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

Centers & Institutes


  • Oncology
  • Surgery - Acute Care and Adult Trauma Surgery


Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5166

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5166

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5166

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5166


Pancreatic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Pancreatic cancer


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.

Dr. Cameron obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1958, and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1962. All of his training in General and Thoracic Surgery was obtained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. more

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