Lindsey Henson, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs/Professor
(954) 262-1174

Dr. Lindsey Henson is an expert on curricular and faculty development for medical education programs. She joined the M.D. College as a curriculum development advisor in 2016 and was appointed associate dean for faculty development in 2017. She served an integral role in developing the college's problem-based learning curriculum, which will use simulated patients and real-world examples to teach medical students.

Prior to joining NSU, Dr. Henson was the founding vice dean for medical education and student affairs for Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, FL. In that role, she was responsible for admissions, student affairs, curriculum development, student assessment, curriculum evaluation, faculty development programs, and educational budgets.

Dr. Henson is a native of California and received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition/home economics at University of California Santa Barbara, her Master of Science degree in nutrition at Cornell University in New York, her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine and her Doctor of Philosophy in nutrition at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Before beginning her residency in anesthesiology, Dr. Henson served on the faculty of the Division of Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. In 1992, she joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in New York, where she was director of medical student education and the residency program director in anesthesiology (1992 to 1998), associate dean for graduate medical education (1997 to 2000), and senior associate dean for medical education (2000 to 2002).

Dr. Henson joined Case Western Reserve University in Ohio in 2002 as the vice dean for education and academic affairs. She was one of the first faculty members appointed at the new Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where she was professor of anesthesiology. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Henson was professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. From 2008-2011, she served as vice dean for education and professor of anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

In addition to her role in the development and accreditation of the new medical school at FAU, which admitted its first class in 2011, Dr. Henson was involved in two comprehensive transformations of undergraduate medical education – the Double Helix Curriculum at the University of Rochester (1999) and creation of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine program, a new track at Case Western Reserve for training physician investigators, which admitted its first class in 2004. At Rochester, she was actively involved in the early use of simulation in resident and student education (from 1994 to 2002) and has presented nationally and internationally on curriculum change, portfolio assessment, and competency-based education.