Joe B. Calkins, MD

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Joe B. Calkins, MD

Internal Medicine
Cardiology

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Joe B. Calkins, MD

Dr. Calkins is a graduate of The George Washington University (B.A.) and Virginia Commonwealth University (M.D.). He was a resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases at the George Washington University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Calkins spent 11 years in private practice, initially as a primary care internist and subsequently as a general cardiologist in Virginia. He served as the Medical Director of Cardiology Services in two community hospitals and as the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in another during this time. He joined the medical staff at the Augusta V.A. Medical Center and the Medical College of Georgia in 2004. Dr. Calkins practiced general cardiology at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 15 years. He was the Chief of the Cardiology section, the Medical Director of Echocardiography and the V.A. Associate Director for the Cardiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Calkins is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Echocardiography. His areas of clinical focus include general clinical cardiology, echocardiography and medical education. Dr. Calkins has participated in clinical research involving acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, noninvasive cardiac imaging, contrast induced nephropathy and thromboembolic disease. Dr. Calkins served on the ACCME/CME Committee of the American Society of Echocardiography and he is currently the President of the CSRA Chapter of the American Heart Association.

  • Clinical Interests

    Coronary artery disease, supraventricular arrhythmias, heart failure, valvular disease, echocardiography and electrocardiography.

  • Research Interests

    I have participated in clinical trials in the areas of acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, noninvasive cardiac imaging, thromboembolic disease and contrast induced nephropathy. I have also worked with our Cardiology fellows and faculty members to publish several focused clinical review articles were written for the busy clinical practitioner and that deal with topics that were originally called to my attention as questions from colleagues.

  • Philosophy of Care

    Focus on my patients, respect my colleagues, serve my trainees and honor my mentors.

  • Specialties

    Internal Medicine

    Cardiology

  • Language(s)

    English

Positions

Associate Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program

Professor

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University - 1987

Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - 1988

Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - 1990

Fellowship: The George Washington University 1990-1991; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 1991-1993

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