Eric Callan, CRNA, DNAP, was recently honored to receive the Mary Elizabeth DeVasher Distinguished Alumni Service Award at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s (MTSA) 8th Annual Mission and Awards Gala. The award is given to an MTSA alumnus in honor of Mary Elizabeth Devasher’s 45 years of dedicated work and distinguished service to the institution.
Eric Callan serves as chief executive officer and owner of LifeLinc Anesthesia, headquartered in Memphis and currently operating in 11 states. As CEO, Callan oversees the strategic growth and development of LifeLinc while cultivating both clinical and administrative relationships with each client. His acumen plays a critical role in ensuring that each anesthesia team properly aligns their goals and success measures with those of the facility they service. His passion is developing anesthesia teams of the highest quality that are service-oriented and cost-efficient.
Eric developed his expertise in the healthcare industry through years of clinical anesthesia experience in both the hospital and ambulatory surgery setting. He began his nursing career in 1993 and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, from ambulatory surgery centers to tertiary care teaching hospitals. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, later continuing his studies there, graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in adult health and anesthesia. He completed his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at MTSA.
“I was completely surprised and honored to be nominated for this award,” Eric said. “I met a lot of great people during my time at MTSA. Since then, I’ve tried to instill a sense of leadership and ownership at our company and to build future leaders. To me that’s what it’s all about, and I’m truly grateful to be recognized for the work that we’ve accomplished.”