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J. Michael Henderson, MD


J. Michael Henderson, MD
Department: Quality and Patient Safety Institute
Chief Quality Officer, Cleveland Clinic Health System
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A100
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
J. Michael Henderson, MD
Department: General Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A100
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

J. Michael Henderson, MD, is Chairman of the Quality and Patient Safety Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Henderson specializes in treatment of portal hypertension and in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.

Dr. Henderson's current focus is on Quality Care, Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety, with responsibility for this activity for Cleveland Clinic. His clinical activity is limited to those areas in which he has received national and international recognition -- portal  hypertension and hepato/biliary/pancreatic surgery.

Dr. Henderson was Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded grant comparing transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunts with distal splenorenal shunt for management of refractory variceal bleeding, which changed management for patients. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and textbook chapters, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Annals of Surgery and the official journal of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, HPB.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory University Hospital
Portal Hypertension
Decatur, GA USA
Residency - University of Edinburgh
General Surgery
Edinburgh Scotland
Residency - University of Dundee Faculty of Medicine
General Surgery
Dundee Scotland
Medical School - St. Andrews University School of Medicine
St. Andrews Scotland


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh- General Surgery

Specialty Interests

hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, portal hypertension

Awards & Honors

Best Doctors

Additional Training

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • American Association for Study of Liver Disease


  • NIH-funded for studies in portal hypertension
  • Author of multiple leading surgical texts

Treatment & Services

  • Biliary Surgery
  • Distal Splenorenal Shunt
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Portal Hypertension Surgery
  • Surgical Shunts

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/3/2014, Dr. Henderson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English