Stewart Cameron

Stewart Cameron


Stewart Cameron (1934-2023)

After research as  a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University, Cameron returned to Guy’s in 1963, and remained there for the rest of his career. He established there (with Chisholm Ogg) a large renal unit with a strong emphasis on transplantation as well as dialysis.  Early progress was punctuated by an outbreak of hepatitis B in the unit in 1969, Cameron himself becoming very unwell with viral hepatitis.

The Guy’s unit went on to develop an international reputation for excellence in clinical care, research and teaching, receiving visitors from all over the world, and training young physicians from many countries.  Cameron was also instrumental in developing paediatric nephrology at Guy’s until trained paediatric nephrologists were appointed in the 1970s.

Cameron has made outstanding research contributions in glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome,  lupus nephritis, renal transplantation, and altered urate and purine metabolism –  in adults and children.

A leader in UK and global nephrology, he was successively President of the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology (1975),  European Dialysis & Transplant Association (1984-87),   International Society of Nephrology (1993-95), and the Renal Association (1995-98).

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Read Stewart Cameron’s  obituary

Listen to interviews with Stewart Cameron:

Interviewed by Andy Rees in 1997  for  ISN Video Legacy Project   

Interviewed for European Pioneers in Nephrology 2010

Interviewed by Vincent Tse in 2017 for 50th anniversary of the European Society for Pediatric Nephrology

Interviewed by John Feehally for Kidney Research UK in 2018  Listen  Read transcript (follows soon)

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by John Feehally