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

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135 Ratings
  • Associate Program Director, Halsted General Surgery Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery


Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, 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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Appointment Phone: 443-997-8282
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-933-1233


Dr. Melissa Camp is a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, including nipple-sparing mastectomy breast conservation surgery. Her focus is on compassionate care and helping newly diagnosed patients navigate the decision-making process. 

She is associate program director of the Halsted General Surgical Residency Program.?

Dr. Camp received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry/molecular biology summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and went on to complete residencies in general surgery and preventive medicine at Hopkins as well as a master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After a fellowship in breast surgery at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, she joined the Hopkins faculty as assistant professor of surgery and oncology.

A member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Camp has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented her work at national and international meetings. more


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

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Centers & Institutes



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


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


  • Massachusetts General Hospital / Surgery (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

Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

Learn more about Johns Hopkins cancer surgery at 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.

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

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Let’s Meet: Melissa Camp and Matt Weiss

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