We are delighted to welcome Malcolm McAvoy DeCamp, Jr., MD, as our new Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. DeCamp assumes this role on May 1st.
Dr. DeCamp comes from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he was Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary), and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of thoracic oncology. His work focuses on risk assessment and reduction of risk for pulmonary resection.
Among his clinical innovations, Dr. DeCamp created the nation’s first integrated thoracic surgery/interventional pulmonary (TS/IP) service, combining all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care, as well as multi-specialty training, education and clinical research in TS/IP.
Dr. DeCamp earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and his MD summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed residencies in both general surgery and cardiac surgery, as well as a fellowship in surgical oncology, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
He has held numerous national leadership positions, including Director of the Lung Transplant Program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Since 2014, DeCamp has served on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest.
We are thrilled to have Dr. DeCamp joining us. He has outlined a comprehensive vision and strategy for developing cardiothoracic services across our system which will build upon the existing talent within our cardiovascular team. His experience in developing high quality, innovative multi-disciplinary programs will take our cardiovascular and thoracic programs to new heights.