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Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Childhood Cancer Survivors Center

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 periods 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.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Specialty Suite at NorthShore University HealthSystem -- Evanston
1000 Central Street, Suite 800
Evanston, IL 60201

Year Started Practice

1999

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Fellowships

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

Additional Graduate Degree

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
New England Retinoblastoma Group

Language Spoken

English

Office Phone

(773) 702-6808

Office Fax

(773) 702-9881

Office Postal Address

Tara Henderson, MD, MPH
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4060
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Henderson's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.



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