Dr. Margarita Camacho, Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Prior to joining Newark Beth Israel in 2005 as the surgical director of
our cardiac transplant and mechanical assist device program, Dr. Camacho
served as Clinical Associate at the Cleveland Clinic where she received
the Charles Bryan award for clinical excellence. She received her medical
degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY and completed fellowships
in cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Albert
Einstein College of Medicine. In 2012 she was honored by The Executive
Women of New Jersey, and received the 2014 Healthcare Professional of
the Year Award from the New Jersey Hospital Association. She is President
of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Medical Women's Association,
Vice President-elect of the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and
has been named several times to Castle Connolly's Top Doctors lists.
She lectures nationally, including to Washington D.C., policy makers.
Dr. Camacho is past chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce
on End-stage Cardiopulmonary Disease and past President of the Society
of Women in Thoracic Surgery. She has authored numerous research articles,
book chapters and surgical manuals.