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Dan A. Henry, M.D., FACP

Professor, Department of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1915
Phone: 860-679-3821
Fax: 860-679-1394

When I was growing up, I thought for sure I was going to be a civil engineer like my father. I enjoyed surveying and the thought of designing roads, bridges, and storm drains was very interesting. However, when I started college I had a good friend who was pre-med, and then decided that being a physician was very appealing. I had a role model in Dr. Thompson, my pediatrician, who had treated my asthma with very good results. I was accepted to Vanderbilt Medical School and I had a lot of great teachers there. A pathologist, Dr. Robert Collins, is the teacher of whom I have the greatest memories. Every month we had clinical pathological conferences and the students were given the history of a patient and we tried to “solve” the case. We went to the conference where a clinician discussed the case and then Dr. Collins reviewed the pathology and, most importantly, explained all the clinical findings. Those lessons stayed with me my entire career.

As I went on to my training in internal medicine at Cornell, I realized how enjoyable it was to work with students and teach them about clinical medicine. I then moved out West, and completed my fellowship in nephrology at UCLA. I stayed on as a faculty member at a county hospital where I was in charge of the UCLA students who did rotations, and I also became very involved in residency education. We relocated to Connecticut in 1991, since my wife and I felt it would be a better place to raise a family, and we were right. I have been in my current position since 1996 and I am lucky to be involved in teaching all 4 years of the curriculum. When I was at the county hospital, I also ran the ICU for a few years, and as a result, I now do a lot of teaching in basic science related to kidney physiology, as well as pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.

In the third-year curriculum, I am in charge of Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Experience (a 32-week course), and the four-week Inpatient Medicine course. In the fourth-year curriculum, I am in charge of the Advanced Clinical Experience course (three months) which has subinternship, critical care and emergency medicine sections.

When applicants ask me “What is the best thing about Uconn?,” I reply “The students.” They are remarkable not only in their intellect but also in how caring they are, and in how devoted they are to the community. The amount of time the students spend in student-run clinics including South Park Clinic (homeless shelter for adults and some children), South Marshall (pediatric clinic), Migrant Farm Workers, and Adolescent YMCA (shelter for female teenagers) is remarkable. As the attending faculty member at South Park and Adolescent YMCA, I get the opportunity to see how dedicated the students are to the patients.

Other things that I like most about Uconn are the small class size where many faculty know the names of all the students, a large number of small group conferences, and probably the most useful – the early clinical exposure. As a result, students early on see the clinical relevance of what they are learning in the basic science curriculum. It is extremely helpful since we are able in the second year to teach them activities such as oral presentations, clinical reasoning, and write ups that are usually not taught until the third year. I consider myself very fortunate to be a faculty member and have my current job.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.D.Vanderbilt Medical SchoolMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical CenterInternal Medicine
ResidencyNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical CenterInternal Medicine
FellowshipUniversity of California at LA School of MedicineNephrology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Outstanding Teacher Award-2012University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Outstanding Teacher Award-2011University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Charles N. Loeser Award-2010University of Connecticut School of Medicine
George F. Thornton AwardAmerican College of Physicians
Charles N. Loeser Award-2009University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Leonard Tow 2009 Humanism in Medicine Award University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Induction into the Academy of Distinguished Educators
Charles N. Loeser Award-2008University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Charles N. Loeser Award-2005University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Clinical Medicine Course Faculty Teaching Award University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Outstanding Teacher Award-2006 University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Outstanding Teacher Award-2004University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Outstanding Teacher Award-2002University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Invited Speaker at Awards Dinner for the 2001 Graduating Class University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Award for the Outstanding Clinical Educator-1997University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Award for the Outstanding Clinical Educator-1996University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Invited Speaker at Awards Dinner for the 1996 Graduating Class University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Award for the Outstanding Clinical Educator-1995 University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Faculty Teaching Award-1995University of Connecticut Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Award for the Outstanding Clinical Educator-1994University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Faculty Teaching Award University of Connecticut Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Award for the Outstanding Clinical Educator-1993University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Outstanding Teacher UCLA School of Medicine
Golden Apple Award-1990San Fernando Valley House Staff Association
Award for Excellence in Teaching UCLA School of Medicine
Golden Apple Award-1989San Fernando Valley House Staff Association
Golden Apple Award-1988San Fernando Valley House Staff Association
Special Faculty Teaching Award San Fernando Valley Program
Golden Apple Award-1982San Fernando Valley House Staff Association
House Staff Teaching Award Cornell University Medical School
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
University of Connecticut: Clinical Collaboration CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2012
University of Connecticut: Third Year Clerkship CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2012
University of Connecticut: Clinical Grading Appeals CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2012
University of Connecticut: Curriculum Operating SubcommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalUniversity2010
University of Connecticut: Committee Undergraduate Medical EducationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2010
University of Connecticut: Report of the Medical School Class Size Sub-CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn HealthUniversity20092009
National Board of Medical Examiners: Internal Review CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20092009
University of Connecticut: Education CouncilEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20062008
National Board of Medical Examiners: Ambulatory Medicine Test WritingProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20042007
University of Connecticut: Mechanism of Disease Question Writing CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2002
Annals of Internal MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational2001
University of Connecticut: Health Center Appeals CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2001
University of Connecticut: Mechanism of Disease CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2000
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational1997
University of Connecticut: CGME Program Review CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19972006
Society of General Internal MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19962000
Clerkship Directors in Internal MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1996
VA Connecticut Healthcare System: Pharmacy & Therapeutics CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairmanExternalState19961996
University of Connecticut: Curriculum Operating CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19952010
University of Connecticut: Clinical Skills CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity1995
University of Connecticut: Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Experience Exec. CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn HealthUniversity19952013
VA Connecticut Healthcare System: Primary Care Clinic CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19951995
VA Connecticut Healthcare System: Ambulatory Council CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19951995
American College of Physicians: Governors CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19951998
American College of Physicians: Program CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19951998
American College of Physicians: Yale-University of Connecticut, American College of Physicians Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19951998
University of Connecticut: Implementation Committee on Sub internship/Critical Care/Urgent Care for the new curriculumProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn HealthUniversity19941994
University of Connecticut: Subgroup on Inpatient MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn HealthUniversity19931993
University of Connecticut: Committee Undergraduate Medical EducationEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19931996
University of Connecticut: Department of Medicine Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19931994
University of Connecticut: Operations CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19931996
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Residency Training-Transition Task ForceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1993
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Subcommittee of Rightsizing Critical Care UnitsResearch CommitteeChairmanExternalState1993
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Philip T. Goldenberg Lectureship CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19931993
Mount Sinai Hospital: Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, Department of MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19931995
Mount Sinai Hospital: Patient Care CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState19931995
Mount Sinai Hospital: Medical Executive Committee, Department of MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19931995
Mount Sinai Hospital: Residency Training-Transition Task Force CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19931993
University of Connecticut: Operations CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn-StorrsUniversity19921993
University of Connecticut: Fourth Year Clerkship in MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn HealthUniversity19921997
University of Connecticut: Clinical Experiences CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19921993
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Curriculum CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19921993
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Graduate Medical Education CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState19921993
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Committee to Evaluate Clinical CompetenceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19921993
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center: Grand Rounds CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalState19921993
University of Connecticut: Clinical Competence CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanUConn-StorrsUniversity19911993
University of Connecticut: Third Year Clerkship in MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19911997
National Kidney Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter: Executive CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19871989
UCLA Department of Medicine Honors in Medicine CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity19871990
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: Medical Executive CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19871989
National Kidney FoundationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19851989
UCLA Department of Medicine Committee Undergraduate EducationEducation CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity19821989
UCLA Department of Medicine Third Year Student Medical ClerkshipEducation CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity19821991
UCLA Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine 1 & 2 for 2nd year studentsEducation CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity19821991
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: Medical Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairmanExternalUniversity19821991
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: CPR CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairmanExternalUniversity19821989
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: Quality Assurance CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState19821989
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: Medical Records CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19821991
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: ICU/CCU CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19821991
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: House Staff Education CommitteeEducation CommitteeChairmanExternalUniversity19821991
Olive View/ UCLA Medical Center: House Staff Selection CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19821991

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Disorders of Calcium and Phosphate and Metabolic one Disorders
    Henry, D.A., and Corburn, J.W. Endocrine Pathophysiology – A Patient-Oriented Approach
  • Diuretics
    Henry, D.A. and Coburn, J.W. Essentials of Pharmacology
  • Low-Protein Diets and the Non-Dialyzed Patients
    Kopple, J.D., Roberts, C.E., Grodstein, G.P., Shah, G.M., Winer, R.L., Davidson, W.D., Henry, D.A., and Franklin, S.S. Prevention of Kidney Disease and Long-Term Survival 3-22
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
    Henry, D.A., and Bosker, G. The Manual of Emergency Medicine Therapeutics
  • Phosphate Binders
    Henry, D.A. Dialysis Therapy Handbook
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
    Coburn, J.W. and Henry, D.A. Advances in Internal Medicine
  • Therapy of Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia
    Henry, D.A., and Coburn, J.W. Current Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension

Abstracts

  • Adherence to Low Protein Diets by Chronically Uremic Patients
    Kopple, J.D., Roberts, C.E., Grodstein, G.P., Shah, G.M., Winder, R.L., Davidson, W.D., Henry, D.A. and Franklin, S.S. Kidney Int. (21):171
  • Aggressive Plasma Cell Myeloma: A Terminal Phase
    Suchman, T., Wolf, D., Coleman, M., and Henry, D.A. American Society of Clinical Oncology (20):
  • Aluminum Kinetics and Distribution in the Dog
    DiDomenico, N.C., Nudelman, R.A., Miller, N.L., Alfrey, A.C., Goodman, W.G., and Coburn, J.W. Kidney Int (21):271
  • Inductions of Osteomalacia in Dogs Following Short-Term Injections of Aluminum
    Goodman, W.G., Henry, D.A., Nudelman, R.K., Alfrey, A.C., and Coburn, J.W. Kidney Int. (23):100
  • Metabolic and Toxic Effects of Aluminum in the Dog
    Henry, D.A., Nudelman, R.K., DiDomenico, N.C., Stanley, T.M., Alfrey, A.C., Goodman, W.G., Slatopolsky, E., and Coburn, J.W. Kidney Int. (21):221
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Medical Student Mistreatment and Other Stressful Events and Associated Moral DistressLectureMedical Education Grand Rounds, UCHC2013Farmington, Connecticut
Teaching and Assessing Clinical ReasoningLectureMedical Grand Rounds, UCHC2012Farmington, Connecticut
Update of Inpatient Medicine ArticlesLectureAnnual Meeting of CT ACP2011
Integration of Basic Science Principles During Standardized Clinical Encounters: Design and Implementation of a Novel Assessment ToolTalkNEGEA2010Farmington, Connecticut
Communication Skills for Pain Assessment and Pain Management NegotiationTalkAssociation of American Medical Colleges2005Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Developing and Writing Case-Based ConferencesTalkClerkship Directors in Internal Medicine Annual Meeting2003
Review of NephrologyLectureAmerican College of Physicians2001
Review of NephrologyLectureAmerican College of Physicians2000
Review of NephrologyLectureAmerican College of Physicians1999
Evidence Based MedicineLectureMedical Grand Rounds, UCHC1998Farmington, Connecticut
Review of NephrologyLectureAmerican College of Physicians1998
Review of NephrologyLectureAmerican College of Physicians1997
Diabetic NephropathyLectureRenal Rounds New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center1994
Professor In ActionLectureConnecticut American College of Physicians Chapter Meeting1994Cromwell, Connecticut
Teaching the Scientific Basis of Medicine In Ambulatory SettingsLectureSociety of General Internal Medicine1994
Hypertension in the ElderlyLectureBergen Medical Center1993Omaha, Nebraska
Drug Interactions in the ElderlyLectureMount Sinai Hospital1993Miami, Florida
Diabetic NephropathyLectureSaint Francis Hospital & Medical Center1993Hartford, Connecticut
Cardiotoxic OverdosesLectureGeorgia Society of Emergency Physicians1992
Drug Interactions in the ElderlyLectureSt. Luke’s Regional Medical Center1991Boise, Idaho
Drug Interactions in the ElderlyLecturePhilippine Medical Associate1991Orlando, Florida
Hypertension in the 90'sLecturePhilippine Medical Associate1991Orlando, Florida
Drug Interactions in the ElderlyLectureGreenville Memorial1991Greenville, South Carolina
Hypertensive EmergenciesLectureEmory Hospital1991Atlanta, Georgia
Diabetic NephropathyLectureNaval Medical Center1991Jacksonville, Florida
HypertensionLectureLas Vegas Medical Center1990Las Vegas, Nevada
Drug Interactions in the ElderlyLectureLas Vegas Medical Center1990Las Vegas, Nevada
Drug Interactions in the ElderlyLectureGood Samaritan Hospital1990Phoenix, Arizona
Acute Renal FailureLectureTucson Medical Center1989Tucson, Arizona
Treatment of HypertensionLectureUCLA Family Practice Grand Rounds1988Los Angeles, California
Acute Renal Failure in the ElderlyLectureUCLA Family Practice Grand Rounds1988Los Angeles, California
Treatment of HypertensionLectureKern County Medical Center1988
Acute Renal FailureLectureKern County Medical Center1988
Myeloma and the KidneyLectureCedars Sinai Medical Center Nephrology Grand Rounds1986
Atheroembolic DiseaseLectureUCLA S.F.V.P. Grand Rounds1986Los Angeles, California
Should Mild Hypertension be Treated?LectureMedical Grand Rounds1983Wadsworth, Virginia
Should Mild Hypertension be TreatedLectureUCLA S.F.V.P. Grand Rounds1983Los Angeles, California
Treatment of Severe Hypertension with MinoxidilLectureUCLA S.F.V.P. Grand Rounds1982Los Angeles, California
Feasibility of Using Low-Protein Diets for Treatment of Non-Dialyzed Patients with Chronic Renal FailureTalkPrevention of Kidney Diseases and Survival Over Ten Years Dialysis1981New York, New York