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Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD

Thoracic Surgery

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You may also call Northwestern Memorial's Physician Referral Department at 1.877.926.4NMH(4664) to arrange a new patient appointment.
Office Phone: 312-695-3800

Clinical Interests

Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Thymoma, Mediastinal Tumors, Tracheal Surgery, Pleural Disease, Chest Wall Tumors, Emphysema (COPD), Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS), Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Louisville School of Medicine 1983


Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School 1990

Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School 1993

Board Certification

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Locations and Directions

675 N. St. Clair
Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL 60611 312-695-3800
660 N. Westmoreland Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045 312-695-4630


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Malcolm M. DeCamp, M.D. is professor of Surgery in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. DeCamp specializes in surgery for benign and malignant lung, tracheo-bronchial, esophageal, mediastinal and chest wall disorders. In addition to thoracic oncology, he maintains an interest in advanced lung diseases, lung transplantation, lung volume reduction surgery and minimally-invasive surgery for a variety of chest diseases.

Dr. DeCamp received his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, 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 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston where he also served as an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellow.

Following his training, Dr. DeCamp was appointed assistant professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and joined the staff of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In 1998 he moved to the Cleveland Clinic where he led their lung transplant program to rank consistently among the top five programs nationally by 2003. Returning to Boston in 2004, Dr. DeCamp was appointed chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and director of both the Chest Disease Center and the Thoracic Oncology Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He has lectured on four continents, authored more than 100 articles in numerous professional publications and contributed 30 chapters to a variety of medical, surgical and oncologic texts.

Dr. DeCamp is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Thoracic Society, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the International Society for Minimally-Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.


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