Robert Cameron, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Cameron is interested in minimally-invasive and robotic thoracic surgery including robotic surgery of the lung, mediastinum, esophagus, and thymus as well as surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, thymectomy, hyperhidrosis, lung volume reduction surgery, pectus excavatum, chest wall tumors (sarcomas), and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Work Titles
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Member, Cardiothoracic Surgery
UCLA Chief, Thoracic Surgery Director, General Thoracic Surgery Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program Assistant Professor, Surgery Member, Lung Cancer Program Member, UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1984
1992 - 1994 New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Ctr
1986 - 1989 National Cancer Institute
1984 - 1985 UCLA School of Medicine
1989 - 1992 UCLA School of Medicine
1985 - 1986 UCLA School of Medicine
2005 American Board of Thoracic Surgery
2002 American Board of Surgery
1995 American Board of Thoracic Surgery
1993 American Board of Surgery

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UCLA Thoracic Surgery
BOX 957313
64-140 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Cameron Robert B, Hou Dongmei   Intraoperative hyperthermic chemotherapy perfusion for malignant pleural mesothelioma: An in vitro evaluation The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 2013; 145(2): 496-504.
Kachroo Puja, Pak Peter S, Sandha Harpavan S, Lee Catherine, Elashoff David, Nelson Scott D, Chmielowski Bartosz, Selch Michael T, Cameron Robert B, Holmes E Carmack, Eilber Fritz C, Lee Jay M   Single-institution, multidisciplinary experience with surgical resection of primary chest wall sarcomas Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 2012; 7(3): 552-8.
Kachroo Puja, Pak Peter S, Sandha Harpavan S, Nelson Scott D, Seeger Leanne L, Cameron Robert B, Eilber Fritz C, Lee Jay M   Chest wall sarcomas are accurately diagnosed by image-guided core needle biopsy Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, 2012; 7(1): 151-6.
Mao Jenny T, Roth Michael D, Fishbein Michael C, Aberle Denise R, Zhang Zuo-Feng, Rao Jian Yu, Tashkin Donald P, Goodglick Lee, Holmes E Carmack, Cameron Robert B, Dubinett Steven M, Elashoff Robert, Szabo Eva, Elashoff David   Lung cancer chemoprevention with celecoxib in former smokers Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2011; 4(7): 984-93.
Carballo Marilee, Maish Mary S, Jaroszewski Dawn E, Yetasook Amy, Bauer Karl, Cameron Robert B, Carmack Holmes E   Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for resection of metastatic adenocarcinoma as an acceptable alternative Surgical endoscopy, 2009; 23(9): 1947-54.
Lee Edward W, Suh Robert D, Zeidler Michelle R, Tsai Irene S, Cameron Robert B, Abtin Fereidoun G, Goldin Jonathan G   Radiofrequency ablation of subpleural lung malignancy: reduced pain using an artificially created pneumothorax Cardiovascular and interventional radiology, 2009; 32(4): 833-6.
Gielda Benjamin T, Peng Rick, Coleman Joy L, Thomas Charles R, Cameron Robert B   Treatment of early stage thymic tumors: surgery and radiation therapy Current treatment options in oncology, 2008; 9(4-6): 259-68.
Phillips Michael, Altorki Nasser, Austin John H M, Cameron Robert B, Cataneo Renee N, Kloss Robert, Maxfield Roger A, Munawar Muhammad I, Pass Harvey I, Rashid Asif, Rom William N, Schmitt Peter, Wai James   Detection of lung cancer using weighted digital analysis of breath biomarkers Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 2008; 393(2): 76-84.
Ra Seong H, Fishbein Michael C, Baruch-Oren Tamar, Shintaku Peter, Apple Sophia K, Cameron Robert B, Lai Chi K   Mucinous adenocarcinomas of the thymus: report of 2 cases and review of the literature The American journal of surgical pathology, 2007; 31(9): 1330-6.
Cameron Robert B   Extrapleural pneumonectomy is the preferred surgical management in the multimodality therapy of pleural mesothelioma: con argument Annals of surgical oncology, 2007; 14(4): 1249-53.
Pai Vasudev, Gangoli Sameer, Tan Carol, Rankin Sheila, Utley Martin, Cameron Robert, Lang-Lazdunski Loic, Treasure Tom   How best to manage the space after pneumonectomy? Theory and experience but no evidence Heart, lung & circulation, 2007; 16(2): 103-6.
Phillips Michael, Altorki Nasser, Austin John H M, Cameron Robert B, Cataneo Renee N, Greenberg Joel, Kloss Robert, Maxfield Roger A, Munawar Muhammad I, Pass Harvey I, Rashid Asif, Rom William N, Schmitt Peter   Prediction of lung cancer using volatile biomarkers in breath Cancer biomarkers : section A of Disease markers, 2007; 3(2): 95-109.
Tsai Veling W, Cameron Robert B, Wang Marilene B   Thyroidectomy for substernal goiter via a mediastinoscopic approach Ear, nose, & throat journal, 2006; 85(8): 528-9.
Dohadwala Mariam, Yang Seok-Chul, Luo Jie, Sharma Sherven, Batra Raj K, Huang Min, Lin Ying, Goodglick Lee, Krysan Kostyantyn, Fishbein Michael C, Hong Longsheng, Lai Chi, Cameron Robert B, Gemmill Robert M, Drabkin Harry A, Dubinett Steven M   Cyclooxygenase-2-dependent regulation of E-cadherin: prostaglandin E(2) induces transcriptional repressors ZEB1 and snail in non-small cell lung cancer Cancer research, 2006; 66(10): 5338-45.
Yap Cecelia S, Czernin Johannes, Fishbein Michael C, Cameron Robert B, Schiepers Christiaan, Phelps Michael E, Weber Wolfgang A   Evaluation of thoracic tumors with 18F-fluorothymidine and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography Chest, 2006; 129(2): 393-401.
Suh Robert, Reckamp Karen, Zeidler Michelle, Cameron Robert   Radiofrequency ablation in lung cancer: promising results in safety and efficacy Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.), 2005; 19(11 Suppl 4): 12-21.
Lee Terry T, Everett Darcie L, Shu Hui-Kuo G, Jahan Thierry M, Roach Mack, Speight Joycelyn L, Cameron Robert B, Phillips Theodore L, Chan Albert, Jablons David M   Radical pleurectomy/decortication and intraoperative radiotherapy followed by conformal radiation with or without chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 2002; 124(6): 1183-9.

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