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Donna Calabrese, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1985 University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1981 Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, BS, B.S. Biology, Biology

Postgraduate Training

1990-1993 Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
1987-1989 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
1986-1987 Clinical Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
1985-1986 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

2006 Critical Care Medicine
1998 Pulmonary Disease
1992 American Board of Internal Medicine

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology, U.T.H.S.C., Houston, TX, 7/2001-3/2006
Full Partner, Pulmonary and Internal Medicine Associates, Houston, TX, 7/1993-3/2006
Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, U.T.H.S.C., Houston, TX, 6/1989-6/1993

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Chief Medical Resident, University of Texas Health and Science Center, Houston, TX, 6/1989-5/1990

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Sedation/Procedures Committee, 11/2009-present
Member, Critical Care Department ICU Operations Committee, 11/2009-present
Member, Quality Improvement Oversight Committee, 9/2009-8/2010
Member, OPPE/FPPE Quality Officers Program, 7/2009-present
Member, Clinical Research Comittee 2, 9/2008-8/2009
Chair, Critical Care Department Quality & Safety Committee, 9/2006-present
Co-Chair, Critical Care Department Staff Education Committee, 9/2006-present
Member, Clinical Research Committee 3, 9/2006-8/2008
Member, Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Education Program, 2/2005-6/2006
Member, Cancer Committee, 1/2005-3/2006
President- Elect, Medical Staff, 1/2003-12/2003
Medical Director, General Medicine Units, 7/2000-12/2005
Co-Chair, Medical Staff Quality Review Committee, 1/2000-12/2002
Board Member, Executive Committee, 1/1999-12/2001
President, Practicing Physicians Organization, 1/1999-12/2000
Co-Director, Sleep Disorders Center, 7/1993-7/2004
Representative, Medical Staff Affairs Committee, 6/1987-5/1988
President, House Staff Association, 6/1987-5/1988

Honors and Awards

2012 Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for Eliminating Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Critical Care Societies (AACN, ATS, ACCP, and SCCM) Collaborative
2006 Award of Appreciation, Center for Biomedical Engineering, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
2005-2006 Best Doctors in America
1983-1985 Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Medical Interviewing, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas
1980-1981 Honors Biology Research Program, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
1979-1981 Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
1979-1981 Dean’s List, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
1979-1981 Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
1979-1981 Summa cum laude, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
Member, 1990-present
American College of Physicians
Member, 1985-present
American Thoracic Society
Member, 1990-present
Harris County Medical Society, TX
Member, 1985-present
Texas Medical Foundation, TX
Member, 1985-present
Texas Thoracic Society
Member, 1990-present
University of Texas Alumni Association, TX
Member, 1985-present

Selected Publications

Invited Articles

1. Uthman M,Jones M, Lowry P, Calabrese D. A Clinicopathologic Conference: HipPain and Cardiovascular Collapse in a 54-year-old Woman. Houston Medicine 6(2):77-84, 1990.

Last updated: 7/18/2013