The UTMB community extends a warm welcome to Dr. Rex M. McCallum, who begins his tenure as UTMB’s vice president and chief physician executive. McCallum brings a wealth of experience as a highly competent physician and successful administrator. 

“Dr. McCallum is a recognized leader and physician executive with expertise in strategic and operational development within a complex health care organization,” said Dr. Garland D. Anderson, provost and executive vice president. "He has demonstrated strengths in innovation and team building."

McCallum comes to UTMB from Duke University School of Medicine, where he served as vice chairman for faculty affairs in the department of medicine and associate medical director of the private diagnostic clinic.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, magna cum laude, from Rice University in 1971, and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1980. He completed residency and fellowship training in rheumatology and immunology at Duke University Medical Center. He has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1989.

McCallum succeeds Dr. Donald S. Prough, professor and chairman of the department of anesthesiology. For more information…