Dr. Michael Henderson of University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health-care industry leaders.
Henderson and his team have honed in on areas from reducing infection rates through increased hand hygiene to cutting the rate of errors in the operating room.
Henderson spent five years as chief quality officer at Cleveland Clinic, where he also served as chairman of the quality and patient safety institute and was a professor of surgery, before beginning his current appointment in March 2015. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, which he served as chair of its advisory committee on national surgical quality improvement.
Henderson is a hepatobiliary and transplant surgeon by trade. He performed his first liver transplant at Emory University Hospital, and later put together a transplant center at Cleveland Clinic.