Dr. Henrich received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his doctor of medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He then 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. Dr. Henrich held many positions at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, including Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the VA Medical Center in Dallas and Attending Physician at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Professor and Chairman of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio and Chief of the Medical Service, Medical College Hospital, in Toledo, Ohio. Subsequently, he served as the Theodore Woodward Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at The University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore from 1999-2006.
Dr. Henrich served as the Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio prior to being named President in 2009.
Dr. Henrich is a specialist in kidney diseases, with expertise in dialysis therapy, blood pressure regulation and the effects of atherosclerosis on kidney function. He is the editor of the popular dialysis textbook “Principles and Practice of Dialysis” and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the author of some 280 scientific contributions, and has been elected to several prestigious scientific societies, including the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Henrich has been honored with numerous teaching awards by fellows, residents and students. He is active as a scientific reviewer for kidney research for many journals and has served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH. He served as President of the prestigious American Society of Nephrology in 2006-2007. As President of the Health Science Center, he oversees a $787.7 million budget, 5,500 employees, and activities such as the construction of the $106 million Medical Arts and Research Center, a state-of-the-art ambulatory care center that opened in 2009 in the South Texas Medical Center; the South Texas Research Facility, a $150 million modern research facility that opened in 2011; and the Center for Oral Health Care and Research, and Academic Learning and Teaching Center, slated to open in 2015.