Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center Director, Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Center
Co-Leader, Comprehensive Cancer Center Prevention and Control Program
Chief, Section of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases, Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance

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.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • New England Retinoblastoma Support Group
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Practicing Since

  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital Boston

Other Grad Education

  • Harvard University,MPH

News & Research

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