Malcolm DeCamp, M.D. | American Lung Association

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Malcolm DeCamp, M.D.

Dr. Malcolm DeCamp

Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel, Scientific Advisory Committee, Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel

Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. DeCamp holds the K. Craig Kent Chair in Strategic Leadership and is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He was previously the Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery and Professor of Pulmonary Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 2009 to 2018. His clinical efforts are centered on thoracic oncology, a field dominated by lung and esophageal 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).

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 and served on the steering committee of the NHLBI/CMS-sponsored National Emphysema Treatment Trial from 1999 to 2013.  He became involved with the American 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.  He is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and is a Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. 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 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.

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