UChicago, Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance name pediatric cancer and blood diseases programs leader

Tara Henderson, MD, has been named the new service line chief of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance and section chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at University of Chicago Medicine, according to a Nov. 22 press release

The alliance is a collaboration between University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital and Pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem. 

A graduate of University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Henderson currently serves as a professor of pediatrics and is an active childhood cancer researcher. Dr. Henderson is also the co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center and is the principal investigator of two National Cancer Institute-funded intervention trials.

"Dr. Henderson has articulated an exciting vision to create an elite national program that is supported equally by outstanding clinical care, exceptional education and a focus on fundamental and innovative translational, clinical and health outcomes research," John Cunningham, MD, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at UChicago and co-chief medical officer of the alliance, said in the press release. 

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