Christopher Calahan, MD

Adjunct Lecturer in Clinical Medicine

Dr. Christopher Calahan is a Medicine-Pediatrics resident in the Global Health Equity Track at the Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital Combined Med-Peds Program. He is a graduate of Bates College, where he majored in neuroscience before going on to get his MD from Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 2019. While at HMS, Dr. Calahan was awarded the Charles Janeway Prize for International Service/Research for his work in helping launch the MBBS/MGHD program and simulation center at UGHE. As a resident, Dr Calahan has continued to support the growth of the MBBS/MGHD and simulation programs at UGHE, and he now teaches on the wards in the junior clerkships as an adjunct lecturer in clinical medicine.

Dr. Calahan is passionate about strengthening health systems through improved access to quality medical education and simulation. As part of his global health residency, he is currently pursuing an MPH at Harvard TH Chan School, with scholarly interests in assessing impact of medical education investments on clinical quality and safety outcomes. He serves as the co-chair of his residency’s quality improvement efforts, and sits on the board of HMS MEDScience, a high-school based education program that teaches human biology through simulation to local Boston high school students, empowering teenagers to pursue STEM careers. He plans to continue working in academic hospital medicine and global health after residency graduation in 2024.