Malcolm DeCamp, MD, FACS


  • K. Craig Kent, MD Surgery Chair in Strategic Leadership
  • Professor of Surgery and Medicine
  • Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
(608) 263-6551

600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-0001


  • MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 1983
  • Research Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health, 1988
  • General Surgery Residency, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1990
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship, American Cancer Society-BWH, Boston, MA, 1991
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1993


Director, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2017)

Champions of Breath Award, American Lung Association (2015-2017)

Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD, Respiratory Health Association (2016)

Clinical Specialties

Dr. DeCamp’s clinical interest is centered in thoracic oncology, a field dominated by lung and esophogeal cancer, but also includes thymoma and thymic malignancies, tracheal tumors, chest wall tumors and mesothelioma. Additionally, one third of Dr. DeCamp’s clinical practice is devoted to interventions for advanced lung disease, including lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).

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Research Interests

Dr. DeCamp’s research interests include risk assessment and reduction of risk for pulmonary resection, as well as identification of biomarkers predictive of outcome following lung resection for cancer.