Surgeons Celebrate the Future, Honor the Past
As part of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine’s 2017 Biennial Meeting and Reunion, the Department of Surgery recognized the extraordinary career of pancreatic surgeon John Cameron with a celebratory dinner and Scientific Sessions.
“It was a time of reflection on all we have learned from Dr. Cameron,” says pancreatic surgeon Christopher Wolfgang. “He is truly an inspiration of surgical excellence.”
Attendees included graduates of the Department of Surgery’s Halsted Residency. Speakers came from Michigan, Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Each one touched on the contributions Cameron has made to surgery, students, research and clinical care.
A 1962 graduate of the school of medicine, Cameron completed his surgical training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Over the course of his career, he performed more Whipples than any surgeon in the world. He continues to perform Whipples, run his clinics, see old and new patients, attend conferences and carry out clinical research.
Robert Higgins, director of the Department of Surgery, says: “Dr. Cameron has made enormous contributions not only to Johns Hopkins Medicine and its students, but to people with pancreatic cancer around the world.”