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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Childhood Cancer Survivors Center

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Tara Henderson, MD, MPH
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

  • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital Boston/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; David B. Perini Quality of Life Clinic for Cancer; Harvard Pediatric Health Services

Other Grad Education

  • MPH: Harvard School of Public Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • New England Retinoblastoma Group
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS 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