NJ Spotlight | Beth Fitzgerald
More than 300 transplants in past 20 years make Dr. Margarita Camacho one of the leading specialists in the nation.
Dr. Margarita Camacho, a surgeon at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, did 52 heart transplants last year, and has performed more than 300 in the past 20 years, making her one of the leading heart transplant specialists in the nation.
Camacho, who is being honored this week alongside other top professional women by Executive Women of New Jersey, takes an unusually hands-on approach to the job. When the nation’s organ donor network alerts her that one of her patients has reached the top of the list, Camacho hops on a plane and goes in person to pick up the heart and bring it back to New Jersey.
“I love this; this is a way of life for me,” said Camacho, who worked at the Cleveland Clinic and Montefiore Hospital in New York before joining Newark Beth Israel six years ago.
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