Cameron becomes cardiac surgery chief at Johns Hopkins
Duke E. Cameron, MD, a long-time Johns Hopkins surgeon, has been named the new cardiac surgeon in charge at Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the division of cardiac surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, both located in Baltimore.

In addition to his new roles, he is a co-director of the school's Heart and Vascular Institute, as well the James T. Dresher, Sr., professor of surgery and director of pediatric cardiac surgery.

Cameron succeeds Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs William A. Baumgartner, MD, who led the department for 17 years and will be retaining his academic titles and other duties at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

As head of the division, he will lead and work with a group of nearly 250 faculty, trainees and staff, including surgical residents, perfusionists, physician assistants and operating room and intensive care nurses. He will oversee an annual research budget of $1.3 million, of which $1 million comes from the National Institutes of Health.

Cameron, 58, who joined Hopkins in 1984, also will become director of the Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases, a program that conducts research into the causes and treatments of disorders that affect the aorta, such as Marfan's and Loeys-Dietz syndrome.