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Quality officer, research scientist join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Published on March 12, 2015

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:


Fan Fan, M.D.


Dr. Fan Fan, a research scientist in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in pharmacology and toxicology.

After earning the M.D. in 1989 at Qingdao Medical College, China, Fan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology/molecular biology in 2001 at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Fan also earned the M.S. in biomedical sciences/pharmacology in 2013 at UMMC.

A research specialist in the Department of Neurology and Pharmacology at MUSC from 2001-05, Fan also served as a research associate and research scientist in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, from 2005-10 before coming to the Medical Center.

An active member of the American Society of Physiology and the American Society of Hypertension, Fan is the author or coauthor of 24 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and 32 abstracts. There are 548 citations of her publications. Fan is currently funded as a co-investigator on three active grants funded by the National Institutes of Health. Fan serves as an editorial board member for the MedCrave Online Journal of Toxicology and is a reviewer for several other scientific publications.

Fan's research interests include identifying genes that contribute to the development of glomerular disease and vascular dementia; the regulation of myogenic response and autoregulation of renal and cerebral blood flow; and the mechanism by which hypertension and diabetes increase the renal formation of transforming growth factor in the kidney.

Michael Henderson, M.B.Ch.B.


Dr. Michael Henderson, chief quality officer at the Cleveland Clinic, has joined the Medical Center faculty as professor of surgery and chief medical officer.

After earning the M.B.Ch.B. at St. Andrews University, Scotland, in 1969, Henderson had medical and surgery residency training in Dundee and Edinburgh, Scotland. After moving to the United States in 1978 as a research fellow in portal hypertension at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, he joined the Emory faculty as an assistant professor of surgery in 1980. He became associate director of the Clinical Research Center there in 1981, was promoted to associate professor of surgery in 1984 and became assistant director of liver transplant there in 1986.

In 1989, Henderson again was promoted to professor of surgery, and two years later, became director of liver transplant. His academic career included NIH funding focused on liver disease, hepatic hemodynamics and randomized clinical trials for management of variceal bleeding.

Henderson left Emory in 1992 to become chairman of general surgery and director of the transplant center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, he established the Quality and Patient Safety Institute for the Cleveland Clinic Health System in 2006 and became its first chief quality officer in 2010.

An active member of a host of professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association and the American Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association, Henderson also serves as associate editor of the Journal of Patient Safety and is on the editorial board of the Annals of Surgery. His recent activity has included the Advisory Board of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the Expert Panel of the World Health Organization on Leadership in Patient Safety. A highly sought lecturer internationally, Henderson has authored or coauthored 229 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and 88 book chapters.