William J. Calhoun, MD


William J. Calhoun, MD

Dr. William J. Calhoun received his medical degree from Penn State University and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State and a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and a Research Associateship at the University of Vermont. 

He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure and where he completed a Fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  He then led the Asthma Program at the University of Pittsburgh for 13 years, an integrated program of clinical care, basic and translational research, and educational efforts.  In 2005 he moved to the University of Texas Medical Branch as the Sealy and Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine with Tenure, and Division Director for the newly formed Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care, and Sleep [APICS] Division.  He now serves as the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine and is a founding member of the Research Executive Committee, an advisory committee to the Provost, at UTMB.

Dr Calhoun is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, and the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology.  He has been named among the Best Doctors in America, including 2008.  He has more than 85 peer reviewed publications and is the author of more than a dozen book chapters. 

Dr. Calhoun is a permanent member of the NIH Infectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Conditions Study Section (IRAP) and serves ad hoc on several other study sections and review panels. He also serves on the American Lung Association study section for Career Investigator and Research Training grants and has been awarded numerous grants from the NIH and American Lung Association.

Dr. Calhoun is currently funded by the NHLBI as Principal Investigator of the Asthma Clinical Research Network site at UTMB.  His research interests include the role of macrophages in regulating airway inflammation, the structural/functional biology of the glucocorticoid receptor in severe asthma, and novel therapeutic approaches for asthma management.



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