Malcolm DeCamp, MD, FACS

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
Malcom DeCamp, MD, FACS


Malcolm DeCamp, MD, FACS, is a UW Health cardiothoracic (chest) surgeon and lung transplant specialist and a professor and chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. DeCamp diagnoses and treats cancerous and noncancerous chest diseases and disorders. These include infections, pneumonia and complications of pneumonia, emphysema and lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. He also treats lung and esophagus cancers and other cancers that have spread to the chest, lymph nodes, lungs and surrounding fluids and tissues.

Dr. DeCamp helps simplify complex conditions and processes for his patients. He provides education and offers a wide range of medical and surgical treatment options, including lung transplant surgery for certain patients with advanced lung disease.

In addition to his clinical and faculty roles, Dr. DeCamp conducts research to improve care and outcomes for patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other conditions. Through clinical trials, he evaluates novel approaches in immunotherapy and targeted cancer therapies to determine the risks and rewards for individualized patient care.

In his free time, Dr. DeCamp enjoys learning about new and old-world wines, gardening and growing greenhouse vegetables and medicinal herbs.

It’s rewarding to hear from patients months or even for years later and know they are enjoying a good quality of life.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Areas of expertise