UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun re-elected to THA board of trustees

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

AUSTIN – Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, has been re-elected to a second three-year term on the Texas Hospital Association’s board of trustees. Dr. Calhoun takes office Oct. 30 during the board’s fall meeting in Austin.

“I’m very excited about continuing to serve on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees. The THA has worked hard to put patients first and to serve our various communities by meeting their health-care needs,” Dr. Calhoun said.

Dr. Calhoun has more than two decades of health care experience, serving in executive, medical and academic roles.

Prior to his current position, he served as senior vice president and medical director of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and was associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

On the state level, Dr. Calhoun was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Emerging Technology Council and serves on the State Health Services Council.

He is co-chair of the Health Disparities Education, Awareness, Research and Training Committee and serves on the Shared Vision Rural Health Workgroup board of directors.

In addition, he is treasurer of the National Public Health and Hospital Institute and serves on its board of directors.

Among his many civic endeavors, Dr. Calhoun is a member of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Tyler Economic Development Council.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Calhoun earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.

He served an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University and Medical Center in Evanston, Ill., and a fellowship in clinical nephrology, hypertension, and metabolism at Michael Reese Hospital/University of Chicago Billings Hospital in Chicago.

About the Texas Hospital Association
Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems.

Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 340,000 health care professionals statewide.

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