A. Joseph Cribbins, III, MD
Joseph (Joe) Cribbins was born and raised in Connecticut. He graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School, esuit academy in 1987 with honors. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude and deans list in 1991.From 1991 to 1995 he attended The University of Pittsburgh Medical School, winning the Orazio Dimaura scholarship for Students of Medicine, the Dr. J. Behan Prize for Outstanding Student of Surgery, and was inducted in Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious medical society open only to the top academic students who also show promise for leadership in their field and commitment to service to their community.
In 1995 he began his general surgical training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. During his time at Northwestern he won the Dr. Harold L. Method Surgical award for outstanding performance as a resident displaying surgical skill, empathy and understanding towards patients and dedication to their care.
In 2000 he moved to Texas, and began his private practice. Initially focusing in general surgery and open gastric bypass operations, he later became the third surgeon in the Dallas area to offer Laparoscopic Gastric Bands in 2002. He currently performs Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses, Laparoscopic Band Operations and Weight Loss Surgery Revisions. He continues to maintain a busy general surgical and advanced laparoscopic practice. He has been Voted Best of Dallas in D Magazine.
Dr. Cribbins lives with his wife Heather and their five children.
Keli McCalman, DO
A Texas native, Dr. McCalman began preparing for excellence in surgery by graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003. She went on to earn her degree in Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. McCalman completed her General Surgery Internship and Residency through the Michigan State program at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. In 2012, she accepted a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery with the prestigious Dr. Karl LeBlanc at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Completing this intensive training, Dr. McCalman joined a practice in Beaumont, Texas, during which time she was asked to serve as Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. She created a Bariatric Committee at the hospital and was recognized by her peers by being awarded the distinction of Comprehensive Bariatric Center (formerly known as a Center of Excellence) designation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) in 2015.
When the non-medical community voted in 2016, Dr. McCalman was chosen “Best Bariatrics” in a readers’ poll by the Beaumont Enterprise.
In 2017 Dr. McCalman embraced the opportunity to come back to Texas and Plano.
When Dr. Keli J. McCalman takes off her white coat, she goes home to a husband and two children who know her as the warm, compassionate wife and mother she is.