Malcolm DeCamp, MD, FACS


  • Surgery and Medicine
  • Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • K. Craig Kent, MD Surgery Chair in Strategic Leadership
(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).

Learn more about the Advanced Lung Disease Program

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.

Recent Publications

  • Systems of Care Factors Should Be Considered in Regionalization of Congenital Cardiac Surgery.
    Anagnostopoulos PV, Cartmill RS, Yang Q, Schumacher JR, Fernandes-Taylor S, Hermsen JL, DeCamp MM
    Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Nov 12;
    [PubMed ID: 36379268]

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 3.2022, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.
    Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Aisner DL, Akerley W, Bauman JR, Bharat A, Bruno DS, Chang JY, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, DeCamp M, Dilling TJ, Dowell J, Gettinger S, Grotz TE, Gubens MA, Hegde A, Lackner RP, Lanuti M, Lin J, Loo BW, Lovly CM, Maldonado F, Massarelli E, Morgensztern D, Ng T, Otterson GA, Pacheco JM, Patel SP, Riely GJ, Riess J, Schild SE, Shapiro TA, Singh AP, Stevenson J, Tam A, Tanvetyanon T, Yanagawa J, Yang SC, Yau E, Gregory K, Hughes M
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022 May; 20(5): 497-530
    [PubMed ID: 35545176]

  • Successful Lung Transplantation for Severe Post-COVID-19 Pulmonary Fibrosis.
    Hall DJ, Schulte JJ, Lewis EE, Bommareddi SR, Rohrer CT, Sultan S, Maloney JD, DeCamp MM, McCarthy DP
    Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Jul; 114(1): e17-e19
    [PubMed ID: 34748736]

  • Consensus for Thoracoscopic Lower Lobectomy: Essential Components and Targets for Simulation.
    Erwin PA, Lee AC, Ahmad U, Antonoff M, Arndt A, Backhus L, Berry M, Birdas T, Cassivi SD, Chang AC, Cooke DT, Crabtree T, DeCamp M, Donington J, Fernandez F, Force S, Gaissert H, Hofstetter W, Huang J, Kent M, Kim AW, Lin J, Martin LW, Meyerson S, Mitchell JD, Molena D, Odell D, Onaitis M, Puri V, Putnam JB, Reddy R, Schipper P, Seder CW, Shrager J, Tong B, Veeramachaneni N, Watson T, Whyte R, Ferguson MK
    Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Nov; 114(5): 1895-1901
    [PubMed ID: 34688617]

  • A narrative review of primary spontaneous pneumomediastinum: a poorly understood and resource-intensive problem.
    Morgan CT, Maloney JD, Decamp MM, McCarthy DP
    J Thorac Dis 2021 Jun; 13(6): 3721-3730
    [PubMed ID: 34277063]

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