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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Mark Henderson, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Mark Henderson, M.D.

Dr. Henderson graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He was Residency Program Director at UC Davis from 2000 - 2012 and is currently Professor of Clinical Medicine and  Vice Chair for Education.  In 2007, he was appointed Associate Dean of Admissions for the UC Davis School of Medicine. 


Dr. Henderson is a highly regarded clinician-educator and leader in general internal medicine education. He has served on the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) and has edited the highly acclaimed APDIM Toolkit for program directors and The Patient History textbook on evidence-based history-taking. He has developed innovative training programs at both UT San Antonio and UC Davis. His academic and research interests include medical student career choice, syncope, anticoagulation, utility of the medical history, and development of clinical diagnostic reasoning.  He has done medical work in several Latin American countries including trips to Nicaragua first-year medical students as part of the UC Davis MEDICOS program.


His personal interests include downhill skiing, major league baseball, rock music, and spending time with his family. 

Recent Publications

Jerant A, Griffin E, Rainwater J, Henderson MC, Sousa F, Bertakis K, Feton J.  "Does Applicant Personality Influence Multiple Mini-Interview Performance and Medical School Acceptance Offers?" Academic Medicine 2012: 87 (published online ahead of print)

Henderson MC, Tierney L, Smetana G.  "The Patient History, 2nd edition: An Evidence-Based Approach to Differential Diagnosis"  McGraw Hill Medical Publishing, 2012, 738 pp.

Erickson B, Dhaliwal G, Henderson MC, Amsterdam E, Rencic J.  “Effusive Reasoning” Journal of General Internal Medicine 2011 Jul 15. 

Fancher TL, Keenan C, Stocker TJ, Meltvedt C, Harris T, Morfin J, Kulkarni-Date M, Henderson MC. "A Residency-Community Partnership to Improve Care for the Underserved: The Transforming Education and Community Health (TEACH) Program" Academic Medicine 2010; 86(2):252-8.

Fancher TL, Henderson MC, Harris T, Pitman D. "Teaching Health Centers and the Primary Care Workforce Crisis for the Underserved" Annals of Internal Medicine 2010; 152(9): 615-6. 

 Edson R, Beckman T, West C, Aronowitz, P, Badgett R, Feldstein D, Henderson MC, Kolars J, McDonald FS. "A Multi-Institutional Survey of Internal Medicine Residents’ Learning Habits." Medical Teacher  2010; 32(9): 773-775. 

Keenan CR, Dhaliwal G, Henderson MC, Bowen JL.  “A 43-year-old woman with abdominal pain and fever.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 2010; 25(8):874-7.

Henderson MC, Dhaliwal G, Jones SR, Culbertson C, Bowen JL, "Doing what comes naturally." Journal of General Internal Medicine 2010; 25(1): 84-7. 

Fancher TL, Henderson MC, Hotz C, Wun T.  "Jumpstarting Academic Careers with a Novel Internal Research Rotation: the Academic Internal Medicine Scholarship (AIMS) Rotation" American Journal of Medicine, 2009; 122(11): 1061-1066. 

Hamann KL, Fancher TL, Saint S, Henderson MC. "Clinical Research During Internal Medicine Residency: A Practical Guide" American Journal of Medicine, 2006; 119(3): 277-83. 

Fitzgibbons JP, Bordley DR, Berkowitz LR, Miller BW, Henderson MC, "Redesigning Residency Education in Internal Medicine: A Position Paper from the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine"  Annals of Internal Medicine, 2006; 144(12): 920-6. 

Henderson MC , Meyers FJM, Ibrahim T, Tierney LM. "Confronting the Brutal Facts in Health Care" American Journal of Medicine, 2005;118:1061-3.

Mitchell M, Srinivasan M, West DC, Franks P, Keenan C, Henderson M, Wilkes M.  Factors affecting resident performance: development of a theoretical model and a focused literature review.” Academic Medicine 2005; 80(4):376-89.

Tierney LM, Henderson MC (eds), "The Patient History: Evidence Based Approach", McGraw Hill Medical Publishing, 2005, 400 pp.