Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Professor of Pediatrics Interim Chief, Section of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Director, Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Center
Co-Leader, Comprehensive Cancer Center Prevention and Control Program

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Tara Henderson, MD, MPH, specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of patients with pediatric cancers. She has a particular interest in the care of childhood cancer survivors.

Dr. Henderson's research focuses on the development of and screening for second cancers in childhood cancer survivors. Although treatment of childhood malignancies has become increasingly successful, with a current overall cure rate approaching 80 percent, with it comes the long-term toxic late effects of chemotherapy and radiation during critical stages of development, including second cancers and damage to vital organ systems. Dr. Henderson is interested in the characterization of second cancers and those susceptible, so that early and appropriate screening regimens can be developed.

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

Fellowship

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; David B. Perini Quality of Life Clinic for Cancer; Children's Hospital Boston

Other Grad Education

  • MPH, Harvard University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • New England Retinoblastoma Support Group
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English