Office of the President

Administrative Council : Kirk A. Calhoun

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Kirk A. Calhoun, M.D.
Office of the President
11937 US Highway 271
Tyler, TX 75708-3154
(903) 877-7750

Dr. Kirk Calhoun has been president of U. T. Health Science Center at Tyler since November 2002. He is very active locally with the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Tyler Economic Development Board, East Texas Leadership Council as well as honorary chair each year for a Tyler ’walk’ for different health agencies. U. T. System has utilized his services on two search committees, as well as, placing him on the State Task Force on Medical Indigent Care. He also serves on the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention and is a member of the National Association of Public Hospitals Executive Committee.

From 2000 to 2002 Dr. Calhoun was at Parkland as the Senior Vice President and Medical Director and on the faculty of U. T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Prior to the Parkland tenure, Dr. Calhoun spent over nine years at UT Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).

While at UTMB, Dr. Calhoun served as Corporate Medical Director of UTMB HealthCare Systems, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical Director, Director of Internal Medicine Clinics and in other capacities.

From 1983 to 1993, he was a faculty member at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a staff member at several Kansas City hospitals.

Dr. Calhoun, a native of Chicago, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and an M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He served an internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University and Medical Center in Evanston, Illinois, as well as a fellowship in clinical nephrology, hypertension, and metabolism at the University of Chicago.

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