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Brian Callender, MD

Brian Callender, MD

2016 Associate Junior Faculty Scholars

Brian Callender, MD, is an academic hospitalist and medical educator with academic interests in global health, the inpatient hospital experience, clinical education and the medical humanities. Dr. Callender attended the Pritzker School of Medicine and continued at the University of Chicago for his training in internal medicine. He is a graduate of the Medical Education Research Innovation Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) fellowship and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics fellowship.

He is currently co-director of the Global Health Track of the Scholarship and Discovery curriculum at the Pritzker School of Medicine and teaches a course, Global Public Health. His burgeoning interest in the clinical experience and the medical humanities has lead to the development of a course, The Body in Medicine and the Performing Arts, as well as scholarly exploration of the use of graphic narrative in medicine as an educational tool. With the aid of a Bucksbaum Institute pilot grant, he is currently working with colleagues to research and develop a graphic pamphlet that educates patients about the inpatient hospitalization. He is interested in how the medical humanities can improve the inpatient experience and provider-patient relationships.

As a medical director for the Advanced Practice Service, he supervises advanced practice nurses in the care delivery of general medicine, cardiology. and post-procedure patients. In this role, he is interested in clinical education, professional development, and the role of bedside multidisciplinary rounds to improve clinical care and patient communication and education.