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Jason Calhoun

Email: 
calhoun.121@osu.edu
Phone: 
(614) 293-2165
Position: 
Professor, Chair (FACS)
Department: 
Orthopaedics
Specialization: 
Osteomyelitis
Degree: 
M.S., Electrical Engineering
Degree: 
M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine
Webpage: 
http://www.ortho.ohio-state.edu
Additional Information: 

Jason Calhoun's research focuses on new approaches to fighting osteomyelitis, including the testing of novel antibiotics, strategies to destroy or prevent biofilms, and surgical techniques. He currently is researching antibiotic strategies to fight infections in bacteria isolated from U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also is an internationally recognized expert on the use of external fixation devices, such as the Ilizarov fixator, in stabilizing injured lower extremities so that they heal properly. Recent external grant submission:

  • "Vaccine development for post-traumatic chronic orthopaedic war wound infections," Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development Award, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, $2.4 million. Currently under peer review.

Recent published articles:

  • Manring MM, Hawk A, Calhoun JH, Andersen RC. Treatment of war wounds: A historical review. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2009 Aug; 467 (8): 2168-91.
  • Yin LY, Calhoun JH, Thomas TS, Wirtz ED. Efficacy of telavancin in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis: studies with a rabbit model. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Feb;63(2):357-60.
  • Calhoun JH, Manring MM, Shirtliff ME. Osteomyelitis of the Long Bones. Sem Plast Surg 23(2): 59-72, 2009.
  • Manring MM, Calhoun JH, Marculescu C. Minimizing the risk of postoperative infection. Curr Ortho Prac 20(4):429-436, 2009.
  • Hospenthal DR, Murray CK, Andersen RC, Bell RB, Calhoun JH, Cancio LC, et al. Executive Summary: Guidelines for the Prevention of Infections associated with Combat-related Injuries: 2011 Update. J Trauma. In press.
  • Hospenthal DR, Murray CK, Andersen RC, Bell RB, Calhoun JH, Cancio LC, et al. Guidelines for the Prevention of Infections associated with Combat-related Injuries: 2011 Update. J Trauma. In press.
  • Murray CK, Obremskey WT, Hsu JR, Andersen RC, Calhoun JH, Clasper JC, Whitman TJ, Curry TK, Fleming ME, Wenke JC, Ficke JR. Prevention of Infections associated with Combat-related Extremity Injuries. J Trauma. In press.

Recent presentations:

  • Calhoun JH. Chronic Infections: Yesterday and Today. Extremity War Injuries V: Barriers to Return of Function and Duty. Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2010.