B.S. Chemical Engineering 1964, UW
M.S. Chemical Engineering 1966, UW
Ph.D. Chemical and Mechanical Engineering (bio option) 1971 - University of Maryland M.D. 1976
Jerry M. Calkins received his B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from UW followed by a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He completed medical school and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Arizona.
He has served as a military officer, faculty member of several colleges of engineering and medicine, a university department chairman, consultant, volunteer, corporate officer, member of the boards of research institutes, foundations, professional groups, profit and non-profit organizations. As a practicing physician and an engineer, his experience includes high pressure hydrogenation of coal, radioactive waste disposal, underground nuclear testing, reserve battery design, artificial organ research, anesthesia delivery and medical life support system development (one ventilator has been displayed at the Smithsonian Institute). He has authored two books and two editions of a four-volume encyclopedia of biomedical devices. Throughout his career, he has emphasized the application of technology to medicine especially in the areas of patient safety and the reduction of patient risk. He was one of the founding members of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and the Society for Technology in Anesthesia. His fondest accomplishments are as a husband, father, and grandfather.