UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Calhoon, John H.

School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
(210) 567-2878
calhoon@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Calhoon has been a part of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for 25 years. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship to play golf, later graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981 and came to his residency in San Antonio in general surgery in that year. He did Thoracic Surgery residency immediately following this with Dr. Kent Trinkle. He was accepted as chief resident at the Harvard Medical School Boston Childrens Hospital in pediatric cardiac surgery where he completed a residency in congenital heart surgery. He 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. His areas of expertise include congenital heart surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and pulmonary transplantation. In 2015, he was formally announced as Director of the UTHSCSA Heart and Vascular Institute.

His honors include a variety of teaching awards from the institution and department including being awarded the Presidents Council Chair for Excellence in Surgery in 2003. He is author of over 90 peer reviewed journal articles, 21 book chapters, and a host of other abstracts and presentations. Dr. Calhoon is President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. He is a Board member and past officer of the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgical Education. He is a Past President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, immediate past Chairman of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a former Board member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, and Texas Surgical Society. Active in a number of civic areas, he has served as Chairman of the local American Heart Association Board, President of the local Surgical Society, Chairman of the Board of the Dominion Country Club and was a Founder of HeartGift San Antonio. He currently serves as Chair of the 2015 San Antonio AHA Heart and Stroke Walk. His most important personal honors are being named a distinguished Young Texas Ex in 1997 from his undergraduate institution, marriage to his wife and best friend, Ms. Sarah Lucero, a top ranked news anchor, and four healthy children.

5/2015 - Present Director, Heart and Vascular Institute UHS / UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX
9/2010 - Present Department Chair Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
12/2004 - Present Calhoon Presidents Council Chair for Excellence in Surgery Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, San Antonio, TX
2/2000 - Present Consulting Staff SW TX Methodist Hosp./Methodist Childrens Hospital of South Texas, San Antonio, TX
2/2000 - Present Consulting Staff Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, San Antonio, TX
7/1999 - Present Active Staff Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
9/1997 - Present Professor Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
9/1997 - Present Professor Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
5/1997 - Present Active Staff Cancer Therapy and Research Center, San Antonio, TX
4/1997 - Present Provider UT Medicine, San Antonio, TX
5/1993 - Present Active Staff Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, NW, San Antonio, TX
9/1989 - Present Consultant Wilford Hall USAF Hospital, San Antonio, TX
9/1989 - Present Consultant Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
1/1989 - Present Active Staff University Hospital, San Antonio, TX