William R. Hendee received a Bachelor of Science
degree from Millsaps
and was awarded a doctorate in physics by the University
of Texas. After three years as Assistant and Associate
Professor and Chairman of Physics and Astronomy at Millsaps
he joined the faculty of the University of
Colorado Health Sciences Center where he spent several years in
radiologic research and education.
From 1977 to 1985 he served as Professor and Chairman of
the Department of Radiology at that institution.
In 1985 he joined the staff of the American Medical Association
as Vice President for Science and Technology.
He also held appointments as Adjunct Professor of Radiology
at Northwestern University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor
of Radiology and Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
In 1991 Dr. Hendee joined the faculty of the Medical College
of Wisconsin as Senior Associate Dean and Vice President.
His faculty appointments are professor and vice chair of
radiology with professorships in biophysics, radiation oncology
and bioethics. He is also
a professor in bioengineering at Marquette
University. In January 1995 he assumed additional responsibilities
as Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Medical
College of Wisconsin. From
September through December 1994, Dr. Hendee served as Acting Executive
Vice President and Dean of the Medical
Dr. Hendee is certified in Radiologic Physics by
the American Board of Radiology and in Health Physics by the American
Board of Health Physics. He
has been a Director of the American Board of Health Physics, chairman
of the Diagnostic Physics Examination Committee for the American
Board of Radiology, and is currently a Director and President
of the American Board of Radiology. He is past president of the American Association
of Physicists in Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the
American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
He is currently Secretary of the National Patient Safety
Dr. Hendee has authored or co-authored over 360
scientific articles and 24 books.
His research interests are in diagnostic imaging with an
emphasis on visual perception and cognition and on technology
assessment and error reduction in healthcare.
In his position at the Medical College of Wisconsin,
Dr. Hendee is responsible for intramural and extramural responsibilities
related to the College's biomedical research programs. Among these responsibilities are Director of
the Office of Research, Technology and Informatics; Director of
graduate programs in Medical Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
Management; Executive Vice President of the Medical College of
Wisconsin Research Foundation; Dean of the Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences; Chair of the Medical College Committee of
IRB Chairs; and Chair of the TechStar technology transfer initiative
of Southeastern Wisconsin.