James Calvert, MD


After a tour with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, Jim went to medical school at George Washington University and did his Family Medicine residency in Madison, Wisconsin. After his training he worked for the Indian Health Service in Fort Hall, Idaho. He moved from Idaho to Washington, D.C., where he was a full-time faculty member at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In 1992, Jim moved to Klamath Falls as the first director of the Cascades East Rural Family Medicine Residency.


Dr. Calvert still has a busy practice and is actively involved in teaching. He is principle investigator along with a neurologist from Oregon Health & Science University in a study of Klamath Falls residents over the age of 85 that looks at factors protecting the elderly from dementia. Jim is interested in politics and ran (unsuccessfully) for the Oregon legislature last year. He is involved in numerous medical and non-medical organizations. He is married to a family physician in private practice and has five children. He raises chickens and is interested in gardening.