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Juan Calix, MD, PhD

Fourth Year Fellow - completing Physician Scientist Training Program


  • BS - - Biological Sciences: Loyola Univesity New Orleans LA (2005)
  • MD, PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (2014)
  • Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis (2016)


UAB Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies

Clinical Interests

My career goal is academic medicine with a strong emphasis on basic and translational research. For my medical residency, I applied to accelerated residency programs (e.g., Physician Scientist Training Programs) with strong internal medicine training and ample opportunities for research in host-microbe interaction and the impact of microbial surface on virulence. Prior to moving, my wife and I attempted to start a family, and we were blessed with triplet boys. BJC and WashU are a perfect fit for my research interests and career goals; St. Louis is a wonderful, affordable city, and a great place to raise a family. All my programs have been very supportive, from accommodating the birth of our triplets during my intern year to facilitating the transition back to research at the end of my medical training. I can sincerely say I have no regrets of coming here.