The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery is built on the strong foundation laid by William Stewart Halsted. Halsted is considered by many as our country’s most influential surgeon, introducing the era of modern surgery as well as the concept of the clinician-scientist. The department’s leaders who followed Halsted — Lewis, Blalock, Zuidema, Cameron, Freischlag and Higgins — and the physicians, nurses and staff members who worked with them have expanded on this legacy in every surgical field including breast, cardiac, colorectal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepato-pancreato-biliary, minimally invasive, pediatric, thoracic, transplant, trauma and vascular.
Today, we are proud to be considered among the best in the nation, due to our commitment to providing excellent patient care in a safe and supportive environment, our strong reputation for teaching medical students and training surgical residents, and our well-funded research program that fosters innovation and creativity.
Our shared future is upholding the great tradition of clinical care, teaching and research that has been our department’s constant. It is also pushing forward, helping to define where the field of surgery will be in 10 and 20 years, and beyond.
Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Department of Surgery
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, call 443-997-1508.
For general questions, please call the Department of Surgery's Administrative office at 410-955-5743.
For information about the types of surgery available through the Department of Surgery, please explore our Divisions of Surgery.
Refer a Patient
To refer a patient, physicians can call our surgery call center at 443-997-1508. Call center hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To transfer a patient to Hopkins after hours, please call the Hopkins Access Line (HAL) at 410-955-9444 or 1-800-765-5447.
HAL is a 24/7 physician-only line for physician-to-physician communication, as well as hospital-to-hospital patient transfers. The line’s representatives have access to our physicians’ schedules and telephone and pager numbers to reach the physician promptly.