Dr. Robert Cameron, MD - Los Angeles, CA - undefined

Dr. Robert Cameron, MD

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Bio

Dr. Cameron is board-certified in both thoracic and general surgery and specializes in surgical treatment of all types of diseases of the chest, including lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for emphysema, thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis, first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome, pectus excavatum/carinatum repair, esophageal procedures for hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors of the chest, i.e., lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, thymic tumors, sarcoma, and germ cell tumors. Dr. Cameron is one of only a few thoracic surgeons in Southern California to use the full range of latest surgical techniques, including lasers, bronchial (airway) and esophageal stents, transbronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and video- and computer-assisted (robotic) surgery. His research has focused on lung cancer esophageal cancer, and robotic surgery; however Dr. Cameron is most well-known as a pectus excvatum expert and as a champion of lung-sparing surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma.Dr. Cameron graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and with distinction (magna cum laude) from Stanford University with a degree in medieval studies and biology in 1980, attended the University of Michigan Medical School for two years with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, and then graduated from The UCLA School of Medicine in 1984. While completing his general surgery residency at UCLA, Dr. Cameron also finished a three year surgical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute of the NIH under the auspices of Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg. Following completion of his thoracic surgery training at Cornell-New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Cameron joined the UCSF Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an Assistant Professor in 1994. Subsequently, he was recruited back to UCLA in 1997 and was promoted to associate professor in 2003 and then to full professor in 2009. He continues to author numerous papers, scientific and clinical research articles, and book chapters, and give presentations at national and international thoracic surgery meetings.

Dr. Cameron is board-certified in both thoracic and general surgery and specializes in surgical treatment of all types of diseases of the chest, including lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for em...Dr. Cameron is board-certified in both thoracic and general surgery and specializes in surgical treatment of all types of diseases of the chest, including lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for emphysema, thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis, first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome, pectus excavatum/carinatum repair, esophageal procedures for hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors of the chest, i.e., lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, thymic tumors, sarcoma, and germ cell tumors. Dr. Cameron is one of only a few thoracic surgeons in Southern California to use the full range of latest surgical techniques, including lasers, bronchial (airway) and esophageal stents, transbronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and video- and computer-assisted (robotic) surgery. His research has focused on lung cancer esophageal cancer, and robotic surgery; however Dr. Cameron is most well-known as a pectus excvatum expert and as a champion of lung-sparing surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma.Dr. Cameron graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and with distinction (magna cum laude) from Stanford University with a degree in medieval studies and biology in 1980, attended the University of Michigan Medical School for two years with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, and then graduated from The UCLA School of Medicine in 1984. While completing his general surgery residency at UCLA, Dr. Cameron also finished a three year surgical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute of the NIH under the auspices of Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg. Following completion of his thoracic surgery training at Cornell-New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Cameron joined the UCSF Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an Assistant Professor in 1994. Subsequently, he was recruited back to UCLA in 1997 and was promoted to associate professor in 2003 and then to full professor in 2009. He continues to author numerous papers, scientific and clinical research articles, and book chapters, and give presentations at national and international thoracic surgery meetings.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Education

  • Residency
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Medical School, 1984
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • Sacramento, CA