UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Calhoon, John H.

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

Dr. Calhoon obtained his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1981. He is Board Certified in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Congenital Cardiac Surgery. He joined the group the group in 1989 and is Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has been the Program Director for the UTHSCSA Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Program for the past 20 years. His current interests include complex congenital heart surgery; lung transplantation; complex adult cardiac surgery; the Ross procedure; less invasive cardiac surgery, and improving education and patient care. Nationally, he has served on every major thoracic surgical organization in some leadership capacity. He is currently Past President of the TSDA, a member of the JCTSE Board, the TSFRE Board, an at large Director of the STS, and is the immediate Pat Chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Locally, he has been Chairman of the Dominion Country Club, and President of the local AHA affiliate. He is a founder and Board Member of HeartGift San Antonio, an organization that sponsors charitable lifesaving congenital heart repair on kids from around the globe. Aside from the humbling professional honors above, he is very proud to have been selected as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex from the University of Texas. His greatest success was in finding, successfully courting, and marrying his wife, Ms Sarah Lucero, an award winning local television journalist and anchor. They are proud of their sons, Satchel, Stetson and Stretch, and daughter, Seve Elizabeth.

9/2010 - Present Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Department Chair 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, 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