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John L. Cameron, M.D., Professorship for Alimentary Tract Diseases

CameronJohnJOHN L. CAMERON, Med 1962, the Alfred Blalock Professor of Surgery, Distinguished Service Professor, and the first William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery, stepped down in 2003 as surgeon-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Surgery. He has made many contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology and management of benign and malignant pancreatic diseases. Most often associated with the Whipple procedure, a complex operation used to treat a variety of pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cancer, he has performed more of these operations than any other surgeon in the world. Except for two years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Cameron has spent his entire medical career at Johns Hopkins. He has published over 300 articles, over 90 book chapters, and is the editor of nine books. He is on the editorial board of several journals, is co-editor of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and is editor of Advances in Surgery. Dr. Cameron remains active as a clinical surgeon, as a teacher, and an investigator.