2001 Horton
Milken Scholar 2001
Scholar Profile

Henry Horton



Dr. Henry A. Horton is a clinical physician and researcher, medical executive, mentor, and philanthropist. Dr. Horton was born and raised in Compton, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005 with a B.S. in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and earned his Medical Doctorate from Harvard Medical School in 2009. Dr. Horton completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, graduating in 2012. Dr. Horton currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Genesis Hospitalist Medical Group, the largest private hospitalist group in Southern California. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Apex Multispecialty Medical Group where he works as a primary care physician in private practice. An accomplished researcher over the past 20 years, Dr. Horton has published his work in nationally peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. His research interests include: inflammatory bowel disease, vaccinations, genetics, gastrointestinal infections and most recently COVID-19 infections and treatments. He has completed research fellowships at the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children (Canada), Temple University (Philadelphia) and Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess (Boston). While at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Horton served as the director of the Martha Elliot Mentorship Program which worked with adolescents from housing projects in South East Boston. This program was made possible by grants from the Milken Foundation Festival for Youth. Dr. Horton founded the Apex Pre-Medical Internship Program that allows recent college graduates the opportunity to earn medical experience, conduct research, and volunteer in the community. An avid philanthropist, Dr. Horton enjoys fundraising for programs that provide healthcare to underserved communities. As of March of 2021, Dr. Horton also serves as a board member at the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the nation.

High school:  California Academy of Mathematics and Science


College Year Degree
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
2005 B.S. Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2009 M.D. Medicine