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Andrew Cameron

ANDREW M. CAMERON, M.D., Ph.D. was named the William Stewart Halsted Professor in Surgery and eighth director of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Cameron is the surgeon-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, chief of the Division of Transplantation and a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

An internationally renowned liver transplant surgeon, Dr. Cameron’s research focuses on improving access to and outcomes after organ transplantation for those with end-stage liver and kidney disease. He has helped to develop novel approaches to address the organ shortage, including working with social media companies to add organ donor status to users’ profile pages. Additionally, he is pursuing preclinical research to enable a clinical trial of xenotransplantation (the use of genetically modified animal organs for transplant into humans). A highly accomplished physician-leader, Dr. Cameron’s quality improvement efforts for the liver transplant program have greatly improved patient outcomes, while the program has grown to become the 10th largest in the country.

Dr. Cameron has received numerous teaching awards and takes an active role in educating and mentoring medical students, surgical residents and transplant fellows. In addition to serving as the class marshal at last year’s graduation, he has been a preceptor for medical students during their surgical clerkship for the past five years.

Among his many honors, Dr. Cameron serves as the principal investigator on a large NIH program project grant studying transplant for alcohol use disorder, and was selected for a Fulbright Specialist Program to help develop liver transplantation abroad. He has authored more than 200 publications and is a sought-after lecturer and media contributor. Dr. Cameron serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Liver Transplantation and Annals of Surgery.

Dr. Cameron received his B.A. from Harvard University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.