- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine
- Assistant Professor
David Callender, MD, is a general internist with a focus on public health and medical education. He is an assistant professor of medicine, board-certified in internal medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He practices at University Medical Associates in Charlottesville, where he provides personalized primary care to his patients and supervises internal medicine residents. He joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2018.
Callender is a former military and state department physician. He has been recognized for clinical care and teaching multiple times, receiving the 2014 Moser Award for best Army internist from the American College of Physicians and the 2015 James J. Leonard Award for teaching internal medicine from the Uniformed Services University.
A Virginia native, Callender attended James Madison University, where he was valedictorian of the College of Math and Sciences. He earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Callender served more than seven years as an active-duty physician reaching the rank of major. His training includes an internal medicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and additional graduate study at the University of Massachusetts, where he received a Master of Public Health degree and a Global Health Certificate.
Callender is married with two children. He enjoys running, playing soccer and football, and hiking.
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- Tripler Army Medical Center