David Henderson, MD

National Institutes of Health
Office of Director
Building 10, Room 6-1480
Bethesda MDUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. David K. Henderson is a graduate of Hanover College and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He took postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, subsequently joining the faculty at UCLA in 1978. In 1979 he moved to the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland as a Senior Investigator and Hospital Epidemiologist – positions he still holds. In 1994 he was named Deputy Director for Clinical Care of the NIH Clinical Center and now supervises all aspects of clinical care in the Clinical Center and maintains responsibility for hospital epidemiology, clinical quality, emergency preparedness and patient safety. Dr. Henderson has been elected to several professional societies and organizations and has received numerous honors and awards, including the Clinical Center Director’s Award, the National Institute for Mental Health’s Director’s Award (twice) the NIH Director’s Award (five times), and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service (twice). He received the Crystal Apple Award from the American Association of College of Pharmacy in 2008. He has been Academic Councilor and Chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He is a Fellow in both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has served on the Public Policy Committee, the Bioterrorism Workgroup and the Communications taskforce of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In 2005 he was elected Chair of Division L (Nosocomial Infections) for the American Society for Microbiology and also was appointed the National Institutes’ of Health’s liaison to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for DHHS. He was selected as the 2010 SHEA Lecturer at the 5th Decennial Conference on Nosocomial Infections.