Melissa Suzanne Camp, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Program Director, Halsted General Surgery Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery


Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Gender Affirming Care, General Surgery, Hereditary Breast Cancer, Locally Advanced Breast Cancer, Lumpectomy, Male Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy more

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Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1513
201 N. Broadway
Breast Health Services
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-8964

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1513
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 1500
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Dr. Melissa Camp is the lead breast surgeon in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Breast Program at Green Spring Station. As the lead breast surgeon, Dr. Camp works closely with experts from medical oncology, radiation oncology, imaging and pathology to deliver comprehensive multidisciplinary breast cancer care to patients in a convenient community setting.

Dr. Camp specializes in providing compassionate breast cancer treatment, including nipple-sparing mastectomy and breast conservation surgery, and helping newly-diagnosed patients navigate the decision-making process. She sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center - Green Spring Station. 

Dr. Camp received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry/molecular biology summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and went on to complete residencies in general surgery and preventive medicine and to earn a master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

As a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Camp has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented her work at national and international medical meetings. more


  • Program Director, Halsted General Surgery Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004)


  • Preventive Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
  • Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Surgery; Massachusetts General Hospital (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) (2011)

Additional Training

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore MD ) (2008)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Petrovic MA, Aboumatar H, Scholl AT, Gill RS, Krenzischek DA, Camp MS, Senger CM, Deng Y, Chang TY, XIe Y, Jurdi ZR, Martinez EA.  The perioperative handoff protocol: evaluating impacts on handoff defects and provider satisfaction in adult perianesthesia care units.  J Clin Anesthesia. 2015 Mar; 27(2): 111-119.

Camp MS, Coopey SB, Tang R, Colwell A, Specht M, Greenup RA, Gadd MA, Brachtel E, Austen WG, Smith BL.  Management of positive subareolar/nipple duct margins in nipple sparing mastectomies.  The Breast Journal.  2014 Jul-Aug; 20(4): 402-407.

Juo YY, Hyder O, Haider AH, Camp MS, Lidor A, Ahuja A.  Is minimally invasive colon resection better than traditional approaches?  First comprehensive national examination with propensity score matching.  JAMA Surgery.  2014 Feb; 149 (2): 177-184.

Camp MS, Valero MG, Opara N, Benabou K, Cutone L, Caragacianu D, Dominici L, Golshan M.  Intraoperative digital specimen mammography: A significant improvement in operative efficiency.  American Journal of Surgery.  2013 Oct; 206(4) 526-529.

Garonzik-Wang JM, Brat G, Salazar JH, Dhanosopon A, Lin A, Akinkuotu A, O’Daly A, Elder B, Olino K, Burns W, Camp M, Lipsett PA, Freischlag JA, Haut ER.  Missing consent forms in the preoperative area: a single-center assessment of the scope of the problem and its downstream effects.  JAMA Surgery.  2013 Sept; 148 (9): 886-889.

Camp MS, Greenup RA, Taghian A, Coopey SB, Specht M, Gadd M, Hughes K, Smith BL.  Application of ACOSOG Z0011 criteria reduces perioperative costs.  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  2013 Mar; 20(3):836-841.

Greenup RA, Camp MS, Taghian AG, Buckley JM, Coopey SB, Gadd MA, Hughes K, Specht MC, Smith BL.  Cost comparison of radiation treatment options after lumpectomy for breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology.  2012 Oct; 19(10):3275-81.

Petrovic MA, Aboumatar H, Baumgartner WA, Ulatowski JA, Moyer J, Chang TY, Camp MS, Kowalski J, Senger CM, Martinez EA.  Pilot implementation of a perioperative protocol to guide operating room to intensive care unit patient handoffs.  Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.  2012 Feb; 26(1): 11-6.

Zhang Y, Ortega G, Camp M, Osen H, Chang DC, Abdullah F.  Necrotizing enterocolitis requiring surgery: outcomes by intestinal location of disease in 4371 infants.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  2011 Aug; 46(8):1475-81.

Choo S, Papandria D, Zhang Y, Camp M, Salazar JH, Scholz S, Rhee D, Chang D, Abdullah F.  Outcomes analysis after percutaneous abdominal drainage and exploratory laparotomy for necrotizing enterocolitis in 4,657 infants.  Pediatric Surgery International.  2011 July; 27(7): 747-753.

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons

Videos & Media

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Lectures and Presentations

  • The evolution of surgical management of the axilla in breast cancer
    Invited Lecture, 7th Women’s Health Symposium, Beirut, Lebanon (04/23/2015)
    Clemenceau Medical Center
  • Use of breast MRI from a surgeon’s perspective
    Invited Lecture, 7th Women’s Health Symposium, Beirut, Lebanon (04/23/2015)
    Clemenceau Medical Center
  • An integrated approach: the role of the surgical oncologist
    Invited Lecture, Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA), Baltimore, MD (10/20/2014)
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Evolution of surgical management of the axilla in breast cancer
    Grand Rounds, Baltimore, MD (09/25/2014)
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Management of positive subareolar margins in nipple sparing mastectomies
    Conference, Dallas, TX (04/13/2012)
    American Society of Breast Diseases

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