Dr. Scott McHenry joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2020.
Dr. McHenry obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Toledo with full tuition support provided by the Presidential Scholarship Award. He was recruited to Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine for his medical internship, residency and then subsequent gastroenterology fellowship where he was supported by an NIH institutional training (T-32) grant. He then stayed on to complete his Advanced/Transplant Hepatology fellowship with the Division of Gastroenterology. Contemporaneous to Scott’s year of advanced fellowship training within the general and transplant Hepatology service, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Degree at Washington University School of Medicine, which he plans to complete in December 2020. Scott’s primary research interest includes the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
He is the recipient of a Pakula seed grant awarded for his work in defining the incidence and genotypic determinants of fatty liver disease in Crohn’s Disease. In 2019 he was invited to present his work entitled “Dallas Steatosis Index to Identify NAFLD in the Community Setting” at the AASLD’s annual Liver Meeting in Boston, MA. His additional areas of research include complications of liver cirrhosis such as portal vein thrombosis and sarcopenia. He also pursues quality improvement initiatives to increase the adherence to cancer screening guidelines in patients with primary liver disease. His clinical practice interests are in hepatology, liver transplantation and general endoscopy (e.g. screening colonoscopy). He is involved in medical education including the first and second year Gastroenterology Pathophysiology and Practice of Medicine courses.