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Dr. Brian Kalla

January 5, 2015

The Siskin Hospital family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Brian Kalla.

Dr. Kalla was a passionate physician who cared for his patients, as well as the staff he worked with for many years. We will always remember and be grateful for the impact Dr. Kalla had on everyone he interacted with at Siskin Hospital. He will be greatly missed, and during this time of tremendous sadness we ask for your continued thoughts and condolences for the Kalla family.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 for a Time of Remembrance on the Second Floor Conference Center at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. At 5:00 p.m. there will be a time for Special Remarks and those in attendance are encouraged to share remembrances with the family and other attendees. Siskin Hospital will provide overflow parking for guests at CSAS with shuttle service to and from the hospital.

Obituary for Dr. Brian Michael Kalla

Dr. Brian Michael Kalla, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Dr. Kalla attended the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor Degree in biology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas, School of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed a transitional year program and two additional residency training programs in Internal Medicine at the same university before moving to Chattanooga. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Kalla completed his four years of residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Siskin Hospital including an additional year as Administrative Chief Resident. He was board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As a staff physical at Siskin Hospital in 2001, he was also an instructor with the Chattanooga Unit of the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine residency training program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation based at Siskin Hospital. Dr. Kalla was currently practicing at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation and Memorial Hospital. He specialized in spinal cord injury and orthopedic rehabilitation, wound care management, and acute pain management. Dr. Kalla was a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Liner Kalla; two sons, Joseph Houston Kalla, Brandon Travis Kalla; daughter, Sarah Caroline Kalla; parents, Richard and Alice Kalla; brothers, David (Eileen) Kalla,
Mark (Kim) Kalla, Robert (Lisa) Kalla; several nieces and nephews.

At Dr. Kalla’s wishes his body was donated to the University of Texas, School of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Wednesday, January 7, 2015 for a Time of Remembrance on the second floor Conference Center at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation,
One Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Donate online.