This article ran in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly on January 24, 2011, and in the Reno Gazette Journal on January 29 and February 5, 2011.

T. Brian Callister, MD, FHM, honored with American College of Physicians
Nevada Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Reno internist T. Brian Callister, MD, FHM, was honored on January 15 by the American College of Physicians for his long record of community service. He received the Volunteerism and Community Service Award at the American College of Physicians Nevada Chapter scientific meeting in Las Vegas. The recognition is given to a physician who has shown outstanding volunteerism and community service and has raised the level of awareness and promoted dialogue and action in volunteerism within his or her region.

Dr. Callister’s volunteer involvement has spanned more than two decades. He currently serves as president-elect of the Nevada State Medical Association and is Nevada chair of the American Medical Association’s Organized Medical Staff section. He is past president of the Washoe County Medical Society and the Governor’s Council for the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Callister has provided care for those without resources to pay through his medical practice in Reno. He is a teacher and lecturer for medical students and residents at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is a frequent national educational lecturer on topics including improving relationships in healthcare; quality outcomes; body, mind and soul; and end of life issues.

Dr. Callister has served for more than a decade as National Medical Director for LifeCare Hospitals and has directed its medical staff leadership for a dozen years. He is a past Chief of Staff and a current board member of Catholic Healthcare West’s Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno.

As the current chair of the clinical committee of the Acute Long Term Hospital Association, Dr. Callister is leading the initiative to develop and release the first-ever clinical outcomes benchmarking study in the long term acute care field with the initial results now available.

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