Shelly Denham

Sr. Vice President of Compliance & Audit Services

Shelly Denham is senior vice president of Compliance & Audit Services. While at UofL Physicians she has served in the roles of compliance director and HIPAA privacy officer. In this role, she is responsible for general compliance oversight, internal audit services as well as ensuring organizational compliance with patient privacy and security requirements. Shelly also serves as senior vice president of Compliance & Audit Services for UofL Hospital and UofL Brown Cancer Center.

Prior to these roles, Shelly was the director of nursing for the UofL Physicians’ resident clinics for 12 years and provided the clinical compliance oversight of the Primary Care Center’s licensure. 

Before her work with UofL Physicians, she worked in long-term care holding various administrative positions. This experience provided her the opportunity to delve into the complex world of health care compliance and set the foundation for her career. 

Shelly is a registered nurse and obtained her bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1994 from Spalding University. She also holds a Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer (CHCO) and Certification in Healthcare Research (CHRC).