Patricia Henwood

Patricia C. Henwood, MD

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1020 Sansom Street
Thompson Building, Suite 239
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Medical School

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA - 2009


Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, MA


Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine

Research & Clinical Interest

Dr. Henwood broadly focuses on global health, humanitarian emergencies, and point-of-care ultrasound. Over the last decade she developed and led ultrasound training programs in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Liberia with a non-profit she co-founded, Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments. Dr. Henwood’s field-based research as a clinician-scientist in emergency settings now focuses primarily on the intersection of ultrasound and infectious disease management after working on in the humanitarian response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa. She created a novel approach to field-based EVD care by incorporating ultrasound into management recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, in addition to leading a study evaluating Ebola and pregnancy across fives sites published in Clinical Infectious Disease.

Her current research includes work on the sonographic evaluation of tuberculosis, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to malaria, ARDS, and COVID-19. Dr. Henwood has been leading Jefferson’s Emergency Medicine COVID-19 Task Force since the start of the pandemic, and she also serves as co-investigator on a grant from the City of Philadelphia operationalizing two COVID-19 testing site in vulnerable communities. She is also a co-investigator on multiple COVID-19 studies.