Malcolm V. Brock, M.D., a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins General Surgical residency program and the Johns Hopkins fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, is a specialist in thoracic oncology, and is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins. In additional to clinical thoracic oncology, his clinical interests include surgery for palmar, axillary and pedal hyperhydrosis.
Board-certified in General as well as Thoracic Surgery, Dr Brock is a surgeon who conducts cancer research at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins specializing in bringing innovative basic, bench top research to the clinic and to the bedside. His main research interests are in developing novel molecular biomarkers for solid tumors that can help clinicians diagnose cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. Recently, his laboratory utilized a basic research DNA technique in the clinic to predict patients who will develop recurrent lung cancer even after successful surgery, and to predict patients with esophageal cancer who will be sensitive to certain chemotherapeutic drugs. This work was recently recognized for publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr Brock has published over 70 original research papers, book chapters and review articles, has presented often at national and international conferences, and has been the recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research Excellence, the American College of Surgery Oncology Group as well as the Society of Surgical Oncology.