William Hendee received his doctorate in physics from the University of Texas. After serving as Assistant and Associate Professor and Chairman of Physics and Astronomy at Millsaps College, he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where, he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology from 1977-85. In 1985 he joined the staff of the American Medical Association as Vice President for Science and Technology. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin as Senior Associate Dean and Vice President. His faculty appointments are Professor and Vice Chair of radiology with professorships in biophysics, radiation oncology and bioethics. Since 1995 he has served as Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The title of his lecture is Health Care Safe?