Charles Henley, DO, MS, MPH, FACOFP, was named the associate dean for clinical affairs of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) in January 2011. Before coming to MU-COM, Dr. Henley was professor and vice-chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also held an endowed chair for research in the department of family medicine and was responsible for building the clinical research program for primary care. While in this position he was also accepted as a Bishops Fellow, a yearlong fellowship in higher education sponsored by the society of teachers in family medicine, making him an American Council on Education (ACE) fellow. Dr. Henley was the first osteopathic physician selected as a fellow in this prestigious organization. Prior to his position at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Henley was professor and chair of the department of family medicine at Oklahoma State University, which is also where he obtained his DO degree in 1977 as a member of its inaugural class.
He completed a residency in family medicine in the United States Army Medical Corp has held several academic positions including residency program director, fellowship director, and department chairman. He also served as the chief consultant to the Army Surgeon General and chief of policy for the U.S. Army Medical Corps. A native Oklahoman, Dr. Henley holds a masters of science in biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as well as a masters of public health in epidemiology from the University of Hawaii School of Public Health. He met his wife, Hannah while serving in the U.S. Army. Together they have one son, Patrick Nolan Henley, DO, who also earned his osteopathic degree from Oklahoma State University and completed an internal medicine residency at Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, Texas, where he currently a fellow in cardiology.