Dr. Michael Henderson ’99


Dr. Michael Henderson, MD, is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After completing high school at Hammond Central School in upstate New York, Dr. Henderson began his studies at Ithaca College in 1995. While Pre-med, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training/Exercise Sciences. It was at Ithaca College where he met his now wife of 22 years, Lenina (Rodriguez) Henderson, Class of ’97. Today they have three wonderful sons, Isaiah, Nathaniel and Jordan.

While in medical school at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Dr. Henderson dedicated his personal time to mentoring and tutoring at-risk boys in the community and he was integral in the establishment of the first comprehensive Community Health Fair serving the under-served citizens of Charlottesville.

Dr. Henderson completed his Internship & Residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. During this time, he was 1 of 2 residents chosen by his peers for the J. Leonard Teaching Award and Dr. Henderson earned his first Army Commendation Medal for his academic excellence and professional service.

As a veteran of the United States Army, Dr. Henderson served as Chief of Internal Medicine and Chair of the Critical Care Committee at Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point, NY. He was deployed to Iraq in 2009 and served as Battalion Surgeon for the 15th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas. Dr. Henderson transitioned to civilian life after earning the Meritorious Service Medal in 2011.

After the Army, Dr. Henderson served as Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine in Richmond. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Virginia in 2016 before becoming double board certified in Internal Medicine and General Cardiology.

Dr. Henderson is currently a partner with Austin Heart practicing in central Texas. He has been honored with the Frist Humanitarian Award by the Hospital Corporation of America for his volunteer work diagnosing and treating thousands of patients world-wide, both in Haiti as well as East Africa. Today he provides leadership as peer elected, Vice-Chief of Staff for St. Mark’s Medical Center, and delivers general cardiology services for central Texas. When he is not working or traveling, Dr. Henderson enjoys time with his family including watching movies with his wife or playing pickleball and basketball with his boys.