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

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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


  • Johns Hopkins Medicine


  • 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English