J. Michael Henderson, MB ChB. FRSC(Ed). FACS
Chief Medical Officer
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

J. Michael Henderson, MB ChB. FRSC(Ed). FACS, is the Chief Medical Officer of The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Born and educated in Scotland. Medical degree from University of St Andrews. Trained in surgery at Dundee and Edinburgh, Scotland. Fellowship in portal hypertension at Emory University, Atlanta.

Locations: Emory University, Atlanta 1978-1992: Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland 1992-2014: Chair of General Surgery. Chief Quality Officer
University of Mississippi Medical Center 2015: Chief Medical Officer

Clinical: A general surgeon with specialty interest in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery and liver transplant. Trained many residents and fellows in these areas.

Academic: Extensive bibliography with over 200 papers and 80 chapters. NIH funded for studies in portal hypertension.

Statement: My career has progressed through phases of clinical, academic and administrative responsibilities with each building on the prior phase. The focus has always been on the patient and how we can achieve better patient safety and outcomes as our knowledge and the technology advance. The current changes in healthcare offer exciting opportunity as we strive to achieve high reliability in medical practice through teamwork and standardization of best practices. The pillars in building High Reliability are Leadership, Culture and Performance Improvement.