Robert B. Cameron
Robert B. Cameron completed his undergraduate education majoring in both medieval studies and biology at Stanford University (B.A.S. degree, 1980) followed by his medical education at the University of Michigan and UCLA (M.D. degree, 1984). He completed general surgery training at UCLA (1992) while simultaneously finishing a surgical oncology fellowship at the NCI of the NIH (1986–1989) under Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Subsequently, Cameron completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the Cornell-New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers in 1994. He served as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at UCSF for 3 years and then was recruited back to UCLA, where over the years he has served as the (1) Thoracic Oncology Program Director, (2) Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program Director, (3) the Advanced Lung Disease Surgical Program Director, (4) Director of the Punch Worthington Research Laboratory, and (5) Chief of the Severin Wunderman Division of Thoracic Surgery as well as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterans Medical Center. Dr. Cameron's interests are cellular biology in lung and esophageal cancer as well as mesothelioma research.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2012