Cameron was born and schooled in Hobart until Year 12, where he was the Dux of Guilford Young College and was awarded an Australian Student Prize. He then completed medical school at the University of Melbourne on a National Medicine Scholarship (1999-2004). During medical school Cameron was awarded a J.G. Hunter Research Fellowship by the Australian Medical Association to undertake honours research into the HIV virus at the Burnet Institute. He was also awarded the Dean’s prize at St Vincent’s Hospital clinical school in his final year of study. After medical school Cameron was an Anatomy Demonstrator at the University of Melbourne, where he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy.
During Plastic Surgery training Cameron was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship to undertake Masters research at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in nerve surgery. Cameron has received numerous research awards including the President’s Award (Best paper, Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery conference, Boston 2008), the H. Kirk Watson Founders’ Award (Best paper, The New England Hand Society, Boston 2011), and the Emmett prize twice (Best research paper, Plastic Surgery Registrar’s Conference, 2013 & 2014). In 2018, one of the medtech startups he mentors, Lateroll, won the national MedTech’s got Talent competition.
Cameron is the founder and director of the Tas MedTech Lab developing devices for improving healthcare in partnership with the University of Tasmania. He is also passionate about volunteering and using his surgical skills for the benefit of patients in developing countries. He was the inaugural Avant Interplast New Fellow in 2019-20, undertaking an annual two-week aid surgical program in Laos for paediatric and adult patients suffering from burns, trauma, and congenital deformities. Cameron is married to Julia whose field is humanitarian aid work and has two young daughters Lily and Ava. They returned from Melbourne in 2018 to raise their children in Hobart, close to Cameron’s family.