William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, a specialist in kidney diseases, has served as the president of UT Health San Antonio since 2009. UT Health San Antonio is one of six health institutions under the umbrella of The University of Texas System.
UT Health is a dynamic and rapidly expanding health science center with five professional schools (medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate school of biomedical sciences) with missions of education, clinical care, research and community service. With a budget of nearly one billion dollars, a work force of 7,100 and a research portfolio of approximately $300 million, UT Health is quickly rising in prominence among academic medical centers in the United States.
Henrich received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and later completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Oregon Medical School and a fellowship in Nephrology at The University of Colorado School of Medicine.
During his career, Henrich has served as Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, as Professor and Chair of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio, and as the Theodore Woodward Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at The University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He became the Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at UT Health San Antonio in 2006 prior to being selected as its President in 2009. He is the inaugural holder of the John P. Howe, III, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Health Policy.
He is the author of over 300 original articles and chapters, and the founding editor of the popular dialysis textbook, “Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis”. His current areas of interest are in improving dialysis and vascular renal disease.
An elected member of several prominent research societies, Henrich also served as President of the American Society of Nephrology. He is passionate about mentoring students, residents and young physicians and has received teaching accolades in every institution in which he has served.