Richard W McCallum MD
Dr. Richard McCallum is a Professor and Founding Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine. He also serve as Chief of the Research Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and as the Medical Director of the Diagnostic Center for GI Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso.
He started his academic career as the Director of GI Endoscopy, and Assistant Professor at UCLA. In 1976, He went to Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Veterans Administration Hospital where he served as Director of the Gastroenterology Diagnostic Laboratories and rose to Associate Professor. Then, he was recruited to the University of Virginia in September 1985 to become the Paul Janssen Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for 10 years. He then accepted the position of Professor of Medicine, Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Kansas University Medical Center where he was also Director of the Center for GI Nerve & Muscle Function & GI Motility. He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 100 textbook chapters, and has edited 13 scientific textbooks. Dr. McCallum serves on the editorial boards of eight scientific publications and committees of the major gastroenterology associations in this country. Moreover, He was President of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, International Electrogastrogram Society, and Trustee of the American College of Gastroenterology. His research has been funded by VA Merit Reviews, Pharmaceutical companies, American Diabetes Association, Foundation Grants, Small Business and NIH Awards. Most recently, he is part of the NIDDK Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (GpCRC).
Dr. McCallum’s research has focused on the physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of gastrointestinal smooth muscles and the role of nerves and electrical activity relating to functional GI and motility disorders including nausea and vomiting as well as electrical stimulation for treating gastroparesis.