Professor Camm was the 1965 Exhibitioner at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London (England). After qualifying in 1971 he worked at Guy’s Hospital for three years and then spent a year in the U.S.A. (Burlington, Vermont) before working at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He spent 12 years there, first as a Junior, then as a Wellcome Senior Lecturer and finally as the Sir Ronald Bodley Scott Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine. In 1986 Professor Camm moved to St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London as the Prudential Professor of Clinical Cardiology, founded and supported by the British Heart Foundation. Professor Camm was elected the Chairman of Medicine in October 1990, a post rotated from in 1995. He was the Chairman of the Division of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences at St. George’s University of London until 2009. Now Professor Camm is the British Heart Foundation emeritus professor of Clinical Cardiology at St. George’s University of London.
Professor Camm has a broad range of professional interests. His major speciality is cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism, but he is also much involved in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, risk stratification in post-myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients. He has a major interest in the cardiovascular safety of cardiac and non-cardiac drugs.
Professor Camm has given over 2000 lectures to national and international audiences, written more than 1450 peer review papers and has contributed to over 350 book chapters and in excess of 2500 accepted abstracts. He has authored (5) and edited (30) books including the only British full-sized textbook of cardiology (Diseases of the Heart), a major text on cardiac electrophysiology (Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart – 2 editions) and the European Society of Cardiology Textbook on Cardiovascular Medicine – 3 editions). He is now Editor in Chief of the ESC CardioMed and 4th Edition of het ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is also currently editor-in-chief of Clinical Cardiology and the European Heart Journal – Case Reports. He is also a Trustee of the Drug Safety Research Unit, the International Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (now the World Society of Arrhythmias), the Arrhythmia Alliance and the Atrial Fibrillation Association.
Professor Camm is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians (London and Edinburgh and Glasgow [ad eundam]). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Heart Rhythm Society (USA), the European Society of Cardiology, the European Heart Rhythm Association and the British Cardiovascular Society and the British Heart Rhythm Society. Professor Camm is a past chairman of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiac Arrhythmias and past president of the European Heart Rhythm Association of the British Heart Rhythm Society and the British Cardiovascular Society. He is a former Trustee of the American College of Cardiology and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (now Heart Rhythm Society), a former Chairman of the Joint Cardiology Committee (Royal College of Physicians). He was Convenor of Medicine, the University of London. He is now a trustee of the Arrhythmia Alliance and the Drug Safety Research Unit and a non-executive director of Richmond Pharmacology Limited.
Professor Camm has been awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology and the Mackenzie Medal of the British Cardiovascular Society.