Michael Henrickson, MD, MPH, RhMSUS

Director of Telemedicine, Division of Rheumatology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Phone 513-636-4676

Email michael.henrickson@cchmc.org


Telehealth; health policy; global health; neuropsychiatric-SLE; periodic fever syndromes; systemic JIA; culturally appropriate care.


Ongoing clinical research trials, as a feature of the Division of Rheumatology's translational research focus; telemedicine (tele-rheumatology).

Dr. Henrickson has an abiding interest in serving as an advocate for his patients to ensure their complete health needs are addressed. He seeks to know the health care priorities of his patients and families and to fulfill them. To provide improved access to care for the limited resource of pediatric rheumatology, a priority for him is the development of telehealth capacity: tele-rheumatology.

BA: magna cum laude, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1980.

MD: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1984.

MPH: College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 1984-87.

Fellowship: Pediatric Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991-94.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics: General Pediatrics, 1988 (recertified 2014); Pediatric Rheumatology, 1994 (recertified 2008); National Board of Public Health Examiners, 2009.

Ting TV, Barnett K, Lynch-Jordan A, Whitacre C, Henrickson M, Kashikar-Zuck S. 2010 American College of Rheumatology Adult Fibromyalgia Criteria for Use in an Adolescent Female Population with Juvenile Fibromyalgia. J Pediatr. 2016;169:181-187.e1. 

Weaver KN, El Hallek M, Hopkin RJ, Sund KL, Henrickson M, Del Gaudio D, Yuksel A, Acar GO, Bober MB, Kim J, Boyadjiev SA. Keutel syndrome: report of two novel MGP mutations and discussion of clinical overlap with arylsulfatase E deficiency and relapsing polychondritis. Am J Med Genet A. 2014; 164A(4):1062-8.

Patwardhan A, Henrickson M, Laskosz L, Hong SD, Spencer CH. Current pediatric rheumatology fellowship training in the United States: what fellows actually do. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014: 12(1):8.

Hollander MC, Sage JM, Greenler AJ, Pendl J, Avcin T, Espada G, Beresford MW, Henrickson M, Lee TL, Punaro M , Huggins J, Stevens AM, Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman MS, Brunner HI. International Consensus for Provisions of Quality-Driven Care in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013; 65(9):1416-23.

Mina R, von Scheven E, Ardoin SP, Eberhard BA, Punaro M, Ilowite N, Hsu J, Klein-Gitelman M, Moorthy LN, Muscal E, Radhakrishna SM, Wagner-Weiner L, Adams M, Blier P, Buckley L, Chalom E, Chédeville G, Eichenfield A, Fish N, Henrickson M, Hersh AO, Hollister R, Jones O, Jung L, Levy D, Lopez-Benitez J, McCurdy D, Miettunen PM, Quintero-del Rio AI, Rothman D, Rullo O, Ruth N, Schanberg LE, Silverman E, Singer NG, Soep J, Syed R, Vogler LB, Yalcindag A, Yildirim-Toruner C, Wallace CA, Brunner HI; CARRA SLE Subcommittee.  Consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of newly diagnosed proliferative lupus nephritis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012; 64(3):375-83.

Henrickson M. Policy Challenges for the Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce: Part I. Education and Economics. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2011; 9:23.

Henrickson M. Policy Challenges for the Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce: Part II. Health Care System Delivery and Workforce Supply. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2011; 9:24.

Henrickson M. Policy Challenges for the Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce: Part III. The International Situation. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2011; 9:26.

Lovell DJ, Henrickson M, DeWitt EM, Segerman J, Taylor J, Giannini EH, Passo MH, Beukelman T, Bowyer SL, Gottlieb BS, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, Stein LD, Vehe RK. Pain as a quality of care measure in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: one step forward, but is it the best foot? Comment on the article by Lovell et al. Reply. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011; 63(9):1353.

Lovell DJ, Passo MH, Beukelman T, Bowyer SL, Gottlieb BS, Henrickson M, Ilowite NT, Kimura Y, Dewitt EM, Segerman J, Stein LD, Taylor J, Vehe RK, Giannini EH. Measuring process of arthritis care. A proposed set of quality measures for the process of care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011; 63(1):10-16.