Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series
Topic: History of Cardiac Surgery: Experiences of a Congenital Heart Surgeon
Speaker: John Calhoon, MD
Dr. Calhoon is an integral member of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for over 30 years. Attended the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship to play golf, graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981 and started surgical residency in San Antonio in general surgery. Selected for Thoracic Surgery residency immediately following General Surgery with Dr. Kent Trinkle. Selected as chief resident at the Harvard Medical School Boston Children‘s Hospital in pediatric cardiac surgery. Joined the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1989 and became Professor and Head of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1994. In 2010, Dr. Calhoon was named Founding Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Areas of clinical expertise include congenital heart surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and pulmonary transplantation. In 2015, he was formally selected to lead the UTHSCSA Heart and Vascular Institute and Director for the Pedi Hearts Center in April 2018.
Honors include a variety of teaching awards from the institution and department including being awarded the first ever President‘s Council Chair for Excellence in Surgery in 2003. Dr. Calhoon is author of over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and a host of other abstracts and presentations.
*Light refreshments will be served.
Please note the Howe Conference Room is located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library, which is located on the UT Health San Antonio main campus. Click here for directions.
Related LibGuide: Special Collections by Andrea Schorr