Henry Horton, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Henry Horton is a hospitalist attending with the Stanford Hospitalist Medical Group (SHMG), as well a founding member. He currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for SHMG, a position he has held since 2013. Dr. Horton, along with CEO Dr. William Stanford, oversees coordination and delivery of care for the physicians and staff members of SHMG, the largest private practice hospitalist group at Cedars Sinai. Dr. Horton also works as a consultant for Cedars Sinai as a senior Physician Advocate, helping to improving quality of care and communication between physicians, nurses, case management and ancillary staff. A man of many talents, Dr. Horton also helps to manage care for patients at skilled nursing facilities, as well as patients under hospice care.
Dr. Horton completed his internship and residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he excelled as a physician and researcher. Dr. Horton has over 15 years of clinical and laboratory research at prestigious institutions including Cedars Sinai, UCLA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the University of Toronto and Temple University, to name a few. His interest and numerous publications include inflammatory bowel disease, vaccinations in immune compromised individuals and hospital acquired infections, particularly Clostridium difficile. He graduated near the top of his class from Harvard Medical School in 2009, at the time ranked the #1 medical school in the country.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Horton likes spending time with his wife and extended family, enjoying the local food scene and great weather. Dr. Horton also has a passion for mentoring, and works with young adults who are interested in medicine, ranging from high school students to medical residents. He also serves as preceptor to nurse practitioner students from multiple graduate schools.
Dr. Horton was a recipient of over 45 academic scholarships in his career, and as a philanthropist, is an active donor and board member for many of these groups today. He also is an active member of his local faith community.