Meet Our Governor, T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP

Meet Our Governor!

As Governor, Dr. Callister serves as the official representative of the College for the Nevada Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Callister, read his bio below.


T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP

T. Brian Calister, MD, FACP


Education: A.B., Economics, Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa); M.D., University of Utah (Alpha Omega Alpha)

Post Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Residency, UCLA Medical Center

Certification: ABIM, Internal Medicine - Hospital Medicine

Present Position: Professor and Academic Hospitalist, Director, Rural Medical Education, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

ACP Chapter Involvement and Leadership Activities: Member, Governor's Council; Chapter Advisory Committee; Planning Committee (multiple years); Co-Director and Lecturer, annual meeting 2014; President, ACP Northern Nevada District

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2012; Attended national ACP meeting multiple years

Other Appointments/Activities: Senior Advisor, Nevada State Medical Association; Member, Technical Expert Panel, CMS; Chief Medical Officer, LifeCare Hospitals 2004-2016; Past President, NSMA and WCMS; Executive Board Member, Nevada Antibiotic Stewardship Association; Member, NHSN Expert Panel on Catheter Associated UTI Quality Measure Development; Chairman for Nevada, American Medical Association Organized Medical Staff Section (AMA-OMSS); Volunteer Physician, Medical Missions to Peru (multiple); Peer Reviewer, Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Care Transitions - actively involved in researching, writing, and teaching about successful high quality patient care transitions through the different levels of the continuum of care; Quality Improvement - member of national quality and core measure development committees and panels for CMS, AHA, NHSN, and RTI;  Efficiency in Quality Care Delivery - engaged in the development of best practice patterns that emphasize high quality and cost effective care