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Dr. Robert Cameron

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Dept. of Surgery
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100

Brief Biography:

I am a fully trained general surgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon, and surgical oncologist trained at the National Cancer Institute under Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, UCLA, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell-NY Medical Center in NY under Drs. Robert Ginsberg and O. Wayne Isom with research experience in immunology and cancer cell biology and immunotherapy. I am one of a few robotic thoracic surgeons who have served as "proctors" for Intutitive Surgical's Da Vinci Robot. I have been at UCLA for over 15 years where I am a full professor and was the prior Chief of the Severin Wunderman Division of Thoracic Surgery at UCLA, the Director of the Punch Worthington Resarch Laboratory at UCLA, the Director of the Comprehensive UCLA Mesothelioma Program, former Director of the UCLA Thoracic Oncology Program, Chief of the VHA West Los Angeles Medical Center's Thoracic Surgery Division, Scientific Advisory of the Pacific Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (PHLBI) as well as the Pacific Meso Center of PHBLI and a founding Director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF).


Academic positions:

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Director, UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program Chief of Thoracic Surgery, West Los Angeles VHA Medical Center Scientific Advisor, Pacific Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, Los Angeles, CA


Research interests:

Cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, thymoma, sarcoma, germ cell tumors, lung volume reduction surgery, emphysema surgery, pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, robotic surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, cell biology, immunology, immunotherapy


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