James F Calland

James F Calland, MD

General Surgery
Call 434.982.4278
Primary Location:
Surgical Care

4th Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

ABMS Certification:
Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
Research Interests:

Surgical/trauma outcome, injury prevention, physiologic predictors of clinical decompensation, international surgical development/measurement of capacity

Clinical Practice:
Injury Prevention
Associate Professor

James F. Calland, MD, FACS, is co-director of the UVA Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit, co-medical director of the UVA Trauma Center and director of the UVA Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. In these roles and through his philanthropic efforts, he’s made significant contributions in advancing trauma care in the region and beyond.

Calland cares for a broad range of patients with life-threatening injuries and general surgical needs, such as hernia, gall bladder problems and tumors. Much of his clinical focus is on providing critical care to patients in intensive care units, as well as mentoring trainees.

His current research includes using data analysis to predict potential surgical complications and the support of caregivers for emotional well-being. Outside of his clinical and research duties, Calland directs a development initiative in Africa designed to increase surgical capacity through partnership between universities. He also performs site visits at trauma centers nationwide for the American College of Surgeons.

Born in Indianapolis and raised in Connecticut, Calland is the son of two physicians. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine prior to completing a surgical residency at UVA and a fellowship in traumatology and surgical critical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Calland’s free time is invested in home, family and contemplation, and he enjoys playing pickleball.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1997
Surgery, University of Virginia Health System
Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania