Location Select your location

Malcom DeCamp, MD

Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery & Professor of Medicine/ Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Northwestern University / Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel, Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel

Dr. Malcolm DeCamp is the Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He also holds a joint appointment as Professor of Pulmonary Medicine.  His clinical efforts are centered on thoracic oncology, a field dominated by lung cancer.  Additionally, one third of his clinical practice is devoted to interventions for advanced lung disease including lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).

He became involved with the Lung Association's Local Leadership Board in Chicago in 2013 and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest in 2014.  Dr. DeCamp is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, serves on the editorial board of CHEST and is a member of the non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic malignancy panels for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

His research revolves around risk assessment and reduction of risk for pulmonary resection as well as identification of biomarkers predictive of outcome following lung resection for cancer. He has been an active participant and leader in the NCI-sponsored cooperative oncology process (CALGB, SWOG, ECOG and ACOSOG) and served as site PI and on the steering committee of the NHLBI/CMS-sponsored National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) from 1999 to 2013.

DeCamp received his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. His general, cardiovascular and thoracic surgical training were all completed in at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston where he also served as an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellow.

Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

What is LUNG FORCE?

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.