Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP is Chair of PCPCC’s Board and Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents more than 94,600 family physicians and medical students nationwide. Prior to AAFP, Dr. Henley was in private practice for 20 years in his hometown of Hope Mills, NC. He is a founding member of the Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Steering Committee and serves on the steering committee of the Center for Payment Reform. Henley served as a commissioner on the American Health Information Community. In this capacity he served as co-chair of the Personalized Healthcare Workgroup. Dr. Henley also was an inaugural commissioner of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. An AAFP physician member since 1973, Dr. Henley was elected to the AAFP Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997, serving as chair from 1993 to 1994 and 1996 to 1997, and as president from 1995 to 1996.
Dr. Henley’s many past appointments include serving on the editorial boards of Family Practice News and Journal of Family Practice; the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel; the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Technology, Insurance and the Health Care System; and as a member of the board of directors of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Dr. Henley holds an MD from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the university’s family medicine residency program. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.