Dr. Michael Callahan

Dr. Michael Callahan is a boarded in infectious disease, internal medicine, tropical medicine and carries a Command Physician rating for disaster medicine. He has responded to 5 Ebola or Marburg outbreaks. Dr. Callahan previously led the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) biodefense research portfolio which developed biodefense countermeasures and detection systems for the U.S. Government. Dr. Callahan’s academic appointment is at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is guest clinical faculty at the WHO Center for Emerging Diseases at Chulalongkorn University Hospital in Bangkok, and the University of Panama Medical Center. In 2011 he became the President and Chief Medical Officer of Unither Virology, a biotechnology company that has developed broad spectrum host-based antiviral agents against dengue and influenza which are currently in clinical trials. When not repairing his backhoe, he is advising the World Health Organization, the US Dept. of Defense and the World Bank on health security issues in Asia and Africa. He lives with his wife Shannon and boys Quinn and Cash in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado.