David N. Henkes, MD (1996)
Dr. David Norman Henkes was born on June 4, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas. His father worked as a Southern Pacific railroad switchman and his mother was a housewife. He also had an older sister. Dr. Henkes graduated from Alamo Heights High School and went on to St. Mary’s University. He married Danielle Hilliard, a writer and public relations professional, in San Antonio in 1993. The Henkes have a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Nichole.
Medical Education & Practice
Dr. Henkes attended San Antonio College and worked nights as an autopsy assistant in the morgue at Methodist Hospital. By 1975, he graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University with a BA degree in biology and minor in chemistry. He received his MD degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, graduating with high honors and in the top ten of his medical class of 1979.
From 1982 to 1983, Dr. Henkes did his residency at The University of Texas at San Antonio under Dr. Ibriham Ramsey, where he studied fine needle aspiration biopsy, a new noninvasive procedure at the time. He eventually became a leading expert in this technique. While there, he served as chief pathology resident.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Henkes became associate pathologist and co-director of a medical laboratory in Wichita Falls where he became active in the TSP and the Texas Medical Association. While in Wichita Falls, Dr. Henkes also served as assistant pathologist at Bethania Regional Health Care Center and as consulting pathologist for hospitals in surrounding towns.
In 1986, Dr. Henkes returned to San Antonio and became a partner with the Pathology Associates of San Antonio, headed by Dr. Norman Jacob. From 1986 to 1988, he served as the group’s laboratory director for the medical center’s new Saint Rose Catholic Hospital. In 1989 after
Dr. Jacob retired, Dr. Henkes became managing partner for Pathology Associates of San Antonio, South Texas Pathology Associates, and director of Pathology and Laboratory Services for Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation. He also served as the director of the Santa Rosa
Dr. Henkes was chief of staff at Rosa Northwest Hospital from 1996 to 1997, chairman of the Department of Pathology from 1986 to 1993, and chairman of the Santa Rosa Hospital Pathology Department from 1990 to 1995.
Among his appointments, Dr. Henkes served as president of the John R. Rainey Jr., MD Educational Foundation. He was a delegate to the Advisory Council of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the House of the College of American Pathologists. He served on the Strategic Planning Committee, as an alternative contact for the Washington Key Contact Program, and as Laboratory Accreditation Inspector.
From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Henkes spearheaded the Bexar County Medical Society’s Legislative Subcommittee on Medicaid and served as its chair in 1998. He also worked on the task force on AIDS in San Antonio and as a consultant to the Texas Commission for Workman’s Compensation. Dr. Henkes served on both the Texas Medical Association Socioeconomic Council and TexPAC Board of Directors as an alternative delegate and as a delegate. In 1995 Dr. Henkes was appointed by Texas Governor Ann Richards to serve a four-year term on the Texas State Commission for Radiation Safety.
Dr. Henkes currently practices in San Antonio and serves the surrounding areas. He has served on several committees for Health and Human Services and has been active with the Texas Medical Association
Texas Society of Pathologists
Dr. Henkes served as president of the TSP during its diamond jubilee year, 1996. He also served on the Legislative Council and was a district delegate from 1988 to 1994.
Henkes, D. N., Patel, S. N., Rosenkranz, L. A., & Escobedo, J. L. (2013). The utility of UroVysion fluorescence in situ hybridization in pancreatic fine-needle aspiration samples directed and obtained by endoscopic ultrasonography. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 137(1), 64-71.
Henkes, D. N., & Stein, N. (1987). Fine‐needle aspiration cytology of prostatic embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma: A case report. Diagnostic cytopathology, 3(2), 163-165.