Joseph Van Camp, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
I approach patients as individuals and try to listen to their concerns and how a disease affects their lives.
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Approach To Care

Dr. Joseph Van Camp approaches patients as individuals and tries to listen to their concerns and how a disease affects their lives. He makes recommendations for a care plan and then together decides on the best way to proceed for each individual. He believes both the patient and the provider need to feel they have made the right choices regardless of the outcome.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology – St. Louis University, 1985
  • Medical Degree – Indiana School of Medicine, 1989


  • General Surgery Residency – University of Michigan, 1989-1995


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery


  • Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctor Award Winner, 2019, 2020
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine’s Top Doctor Award Winner, 2019
  • Director Cardiac Surgery – North Memorial Medical Center, 2011- Present
  • Chief Cardiac Surgery – Hennepin County Medical Center, 1997-2014
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Minnesota Medical School, 1997-2014
  • President Minnesota STS, 2005
  • President of Minnesota Surgical Society, 2004


Dr. Van Camp enjoys biking, hiking and camping in the Minnesota park system, and spending time with family.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare