UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Calhoon, John H.

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

Integral member of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for over 25 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 G.S. with Dr. Kent Trinkle. Selected as chief resident at the Harvard Medical School Boston Childrens 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. Honors include a variety of teaching awards from the institution and department including being awarded the first ever Presidents Council Chair for Excellence in Surgery in 2003. He is author of over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and a host of other abstracts and presentations. Dr. Calhoon is Council Chair and immediate Past President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation. He is a past Board member and past officer of the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgical Education and aided it its transition to STS. He is a Past President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, 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 served 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. From an early stage, he decided to focus his life''s work on building better teams and developing the talent that he was surrounded with. The service above is humbly a product of developing clinical skills at an early stage, focusing on education and academic pursuit, and ability to develop and nurture team growth and purpose at local, regional and national levels.

6/2015 - Present HVI Director UHS/UTHSCSA Joint appt of UHS and UTHSCSA, oversee operations, 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
7/1999 - Present Active Staff Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
9/1997 - Present Professor Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
9/1997 - Present Professor Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, Ob-Gyn, 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
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