received a PhD in physics from the University of Texas. He joined the University of Colorado, ultimately serving as Professor and Chair of Radiology for several years. In 1985 he moved to Chicago as Vice President of Science and Technology for the American Medical Association. In 1991 Dr. Hendee joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as Senior Associate Dean and Vice President with faculty appointments as professor and vice chair of radiology with additional professorships in biophysics, radiation oncology, and bioethics. He is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University; Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the University of New Mexico, University of Colorado, and Mayo Clinic – Rochester . From September through December 1994, Dr. Hendee served as Acting Executive Vice President and Dean of the Medical College. In January 1995 he assumed additional responsibilities as Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In 2005 he was appointed President of the MCW Research Foundation. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Biophysics and Bioethics at MCW.
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 and the Health Physics Society, chairman of the Diagnostic Physics and Quality and Safety Committees for the American Board of Radiology, and Past-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, the 2000 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, and past vice president of the National Patient Safety Foundation. He is the past-chair of the American Board of Radiology Foundation, and is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs. Dr. Hendee has authored or co-authored over 400 scientific articles and 24 books. He is the editor of Medical Physics, the most widely distributed and read journal in medical physics and engineering in medicine in the world. In 2010 he was awarded the American College of Radiology Gold Medal Award. He received an honorary doctorate from Millsaps College in 1988 and from the University of Patras, Greece in 2009. Other awards include the Radiological Society of North America’s Gold Medal, the Gold Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Elda Anderson Award of the Health Physics Society, and the William D. Coolidge Medal from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.