Alexandra K. Callan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Alexandra (Alex) K. Callan, M.D. is Assistant Professor in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department and has been growing the Orthopaedic Oncology Program. While born in Denver, Colorado – she calls The Woodlands, Texas home. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a love for Irish Football! Following college, she joined the Teach For America Corps to teach high school science and coach volleyball, basketball, and softball for three years. Subsequently, she attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine where she found a passion for surgery. Alex complete her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. As Alex builds her clinical practice, she is excited to teach residents and medical students and explore Dallas. She enjoys wakeboarding, live music, BBQ, snowboarding, travel, and adventure!
Alex’s research this year has been collaborative and clinical. She just gained IRB and FDA-Compassionate Use approval for the first Non-Invasive (Magnetic) Expandable Endoprosthetic tibial replacement in an 8 year old child with osteosarcoma. This is a landmark surgery for Children’s Health.
She has present research at several meetings including the Western Orthopaedic Association and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Meeting.
1. Thirty-Day Readmission, Reoperation, and Mortality in Surgical Management of Metastatic Bone Disease: An Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
2. Outcomes of the Reamer Irrigator Aspirator compared to standard reaming intramedullary nails for metastatic femur fractures.
At UTSW, she is collecting patients and data for a prospective orthopaedic oncology database. She continues to build collaborative relationships with the pediatric oncologists, the musculoskeletal radiologists, and the radiation oncologists at UT Southwestern.