The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

TMC Member Since 2010

Established in 1891, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) was the first academic health center in Texas. UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with more than 70 major buildings, more than 3,000 students and more than 900 faculty.

The 84-acre main campus in Galveston includes four schools, three institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, a Level 1 trauma center and numerous research facilities, including the Galveston National Laboratory, the only BioSafety Level 4 laboratory on a U.S. university campus. A network of hospitals and clinics, including a new hospital in Galveston, and expanded inpatient care on a 65-acre campus in League City, provides a full range of primary and specialized medical care.

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David L. Callender, M.D.

President, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

David L. Callender, M.D. is the fifth president of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), the oldest academic health center in Texas. UTMB educates more health care professionals than any other institution in the state; it has more than 3,000 students, 900 faculty, four schools, three institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, numerous research facilities and a network of hospitals and clinics.

Prior to joining UTMB, Callender served as the associate vice chancellor and CEO for the UCLA Hospital System. He also held numerous positions, including senior vice president and chief medical officer, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after completing his fellowship there. He holds an appointment in otolaryngology and is a head and neck surgeon with a special interest in head and neck cancer.