Distinguished Scholar Series: A Conversation with Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP

Date / Time

November 9, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP
President, The University of Texas at Tyler
Chairman, Board of Directors for UT Health East Texas


This conversation will be a virtual, web-based event. Event link and login-in information will be provided upon registration.

About the Speaker

A native of Chicago and UIC graduate, Dr. Calhoun earned a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, as well as a fellowship in clinical nephrology, hypertension and metabolism at the University of Chicago. Following his formal education, he worked in a variety of educational and administrative capacities with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He then spent 10 years at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, serving as an associate professor of medicine and the corporate medical director of UTMB HealthCare Systems. He served as the associate dean for clinical affairs with the UT Southwestern Medical School and as a senior vice president and the medical director at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Calhoun is actively involved in service locally, statewide and nationally, including two years as the chairman of the executive committee of the National Association of Public Hospitals and serving on the board of trustees of the Texas Hospital Association. He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Teaching Hospitals of Texas and the executive committee of America’s Essential Hospitals, while also serving as the board chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges and on the Council of Graduate Medical Education, the Texas Department of State Health Services Council, and the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

About the event

The Distinguished Scholar Series is an opportunity to learn from health care leaders: how they think, why they pursue their vision and how to apply their insights to improve health.

A collaboration among the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Quality Officer, and Chief Diversity and Community Health Equity Officer of UI Health.

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