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Duke Edward Cameron, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Surgery
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
  • The James T. Dresher Senior Professor of Surgery
  • Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Director of Albert "Cubby" and Dana Broccoli Aortic Surgery Center
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Comprehensive Marfan Center
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Dana & Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Helen B. Taussig Children's Congenital Heart Center
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Service


Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Surgery, Atrial Septal Defects, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant, Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease - Adult, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Heart Block, Heart Bypass, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Marfan Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Pacemakers, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Transplants, Valve Sparing Aortic Root Surgery, Valvular Heart Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device, Ventricular Septal Defect

Research Interests

Inflammation and cardiopulmonary bypass; Hypothermic circulatory arres; Aortic surgery


  • English

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Marfan syndrome
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  • Education +


    • Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven CT ) (1978)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiothoracic Surgery (Baltimore MD ) (1987)
    • University College of London / General Surgery (London) (1981)
    • Yale - New Haven Hospital / Surgery (New Haven CT ) (1980)


    • Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Gott VL, Pyeritz RE, Magovern GJ Jr., Cameron DE, McKusick VA. Surgical treatment of aneurysms of the ascending aorta in the Marfan syndrome. Results of composite-graft repair in 50 patients. N Eng J Med 3l4:l070-l074, l986.

    Cameron DE, Reitz, BA, Carson BS, Long DM, Dufresne CR, Vander Kolk CA, Maxwell LG, Tilghman DM, Nichols DG, Wetzel RC and Rogers MC. Separation of craniopagus Siamese twins using cardiopulmonary bypass and hypothermic circulatory arrest. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 98:96l-967, 1989.

    Davis EA, Gillinov AM, Cameron DE, Reitz BA. Hypothermic circulatory arrest as a surgical adjunct: a 5 year experience with 60 adult patients. Ann Thorac Surg 53:402-6, 1992.

    Gillinov AM, Hulyalkar A, Cameron DE, Cho PW, Greene PS, Reitz BA, Pyeritz RE, Gott VL. Mitral valve surgery in patients with the Marfan syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 107:724-31, 1994.

    Laschinger JC, Redmond JM, Cameron DE, Kan JS, Ringel RE. Intermediate results of the extracardiac Fontan procedure. Ann Thorac Surg 62: 1261-7, 1996.

    Gillinov AM, Zehr KJ, Redmond JM, Gott VL, Deitz HC, Reitz BA, Laschinger JC, Cameron DE. Cardiac operations in children with Marfans syndrome: indications and results. Ann Thorac Surg 64: 1140-4, 1997.

    Cattaneo, SM, Bethea BT, Alejo DE, Spevak PJ, Clauss SB, Dietz HC, Gott, VL, Cameron DE. Surgery for Aortic Root Aneurysm in Children: A 21 Year Experience in 50 Patients. Ann Thorac Surg 77:168-176, 2004.

    Patel ND, Williams JA, Barreiro CJ, Bethea BT, Fitton TP, Dietz HC, Lima JAC, Spevak PJ, Gott VL, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Valve-sparing Aortic Root Replacement: early experience with the De Paulis Valsalva graft in 51 patients. Ann Thorac Surg, 82:548-559, 2006.

    Loeys BL, Schwarze U, Holm T, Callewaert BL, Thomas GH, Pannu H, De Backer JF, Oswald GL, Symoens S, Manouvrier S, Roberts AE, Faravelli F, Greco MA, Pyeritz RE, Milewicz DM, Coucke PJ, Cameron DE, Braverman AC, Byers PH, De Paepe AM, Dietz, HC. Aneurysm Syndromes Caused by Mutations in the TGF-β Receptor. N Eng J Med 355:788-798, 2006.

    Cameron DE, Alejo DE, Patel ND, Nwakanma LU, Weiss ES, et al. Aortic root replacement in 372 Marfan patients: evolution of operative repair over 30 years. Ann Thorac Surg 87(5) 1344-9, 2009.
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    Professional Activities

    Dr. Duke Cameron joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1987, and in 1993 he held a joint appointment at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne, Australia as a locum consultant surgeon.

    His early investigative work focused on inflammatory mediators in cardio-pulmonary bypass, but more recently has shifted to clinical research in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. His experience and personal series of valve-sparing aortic root replacements have made him a renowned speaker throughout the world on the subject of aortic surgery.

    The author of over 125 peer reviewed articles, Dr. Cameron has also co-edited three books, including Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgery and Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children.
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    A Spirit of Innovation -The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular

    Johns Hopkins Heart & Vascular Institute leaders discuss the Institute's innovation, passion for patient care, and rich history in advancements in cardiovascular care.

    Meet our Experts - Dr. Duke Cameron

    Dr. Cameron is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery whose clinical practice focuses on both children and adults with an emphasis on aortic aneurysms and techniques that preserve the aortic valve.

    Heart & Vascular Institute Overview

    Johns Hopkins cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons collaborate in the Heart & Vascular Institute ( to lead the way in providing patient-centered care - from cardiovascular disease prevention, through treatment and surgery. These Johns Hopkins cardiovascular specialists are pioneering cardiovascular care through research and clinical care.

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    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2698
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    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Lutherville, MD 21093
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    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2698
    Fax: 410-955-3809
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