James (Chris) H. Henderson II, MD
Primary Care, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine
Director of Inpatient Services
Dr. Henderson presently serves as Chief of Staff at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Westover Hills hospital after tenure as Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine, as well as Chairman of the Peer Review Committee with membership on several other committees including the Medical Executive, Patient Safety, Information Technology, and Pharmacy/Therapeutics. He is an elected member the 501c3 Board of Directors of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is presently Director of Inpatient Services for the program and Chairman of its Clinical Competency Committee. He serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the UTHSCSA Department of Family and Community Medicine. He entered his present position after over 26 years of service in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, retiring in July 2011 in the rank of Colonel.
Amongst many other positions earlier in his career, he has served as Deputy Chief, Cardiopulmonary Services at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD; and then Pulmonary Flight Commander (Chairman, Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine) at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has several publications to his credit, served on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Nosology Committee, and was an “Excellent” Graduate of Air War College (in seminar). He was instrumental in developing the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at SAMMC, and served as an Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Col Henderson graduated as Valedictorian, New Iberia Senior High School, New Iberia LA, in May 1977. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa OK in 1981, and the Doctor of Medicine degree, High Honors, from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, 1985. Col Henderson entered Active Duty in June 1985 as a Health Professions Scholarship graduate. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1988, and subsequently, his Fellowship in Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine at WHMC in 1992. He was the third graduate of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, in 1993 before returning to WHMC as a Staff Pulmonologist.
He assists his wife who is Chairman of the Board of Any Baby Can of San Antonio after prior posts with several charitable organizations in San Antonio to include Respite Care of San Antonio, and Kinetic Kids, Inc., speaking extensively regionally on behalf of community support for children with disabilities and military families, while continuing in her calling of private voice instruction and frequent invitations for vocal ministry.