Mark C. Henry, M.D.

Professor and Chair Emeritus
Department of Emergency Medicine

M.D.: Albert Einstein
Residency: Internal Medicine - Lincoln Hospital/Albert Einstein
Emergency Medicine – Jocobi Hospital/Albert Einstein
Boards: Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Henry was one of the first residency-trained and Board Certified Emergency Medicine physicians to practice in New York City and New York State. As a member of the original Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee for New York City, he helped develop standards for EMS, 911- receiving hospitals, and specialty referral centers in an EMS system receiving over 1,000,000 calls annually.

Dr. Henry arrived at Stony Brook as Chairman of Emergency Medicine in 1990. He has led the department to national stature in the area of emergency medicine research. An avid EMS researcher, Dr. Henry has contributed to the scientific medical literature in the areas of public access defibrillation, pre-hospital response times, trauma triage, field trauma documentation, use of 12-lead ECG in the field, medical direction of EMS, airway management, IV catheter safety, and CPR/first aid training for the general public. He lectures nationally and internationally, including Israel, Korea, Portugal and Brazil, on emergency medicine and EMS related topics. Dr. Henry has authored many scientific publications, textbooks, chapters and curricula for emergency medicine and EMS. This includes a comprehensive textbook for Emergency Medical Technicians, "EMT Prehospital Care". Dr. Henry served as Chairman of the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee and as Medical Director of the EMS Program for the New York State Department of Health for 17 years. During his tenure, research trials, clinical protocols, educational programs, legislative initiatives, and community based EMS programs such as defibrillators in public schools have significantly improved the effectiveness of the New York State EMS System.