John W. Henson IV, M.D., FAAN is currently the Director of Neurology at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, WA. Dr. Henson is also Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish and is a practicing staff neuroradiologist at Swedish. He has an appointment at the University of Washington School of Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology. Previously, Dr. Henson served as Associate Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Associate Professor at Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Henson earned his M.D. at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Following a residency in Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Henson completed a three year fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Henson has advanced the field of neurology through education and research. He has published 100 papers, reviews, and book chapters in the field of neuro-oncology, neurovirology and neuroimaging. While serving as Executive Director of the MGH Brain Tumor Center, Dr. Henson built the Center into a multidisciplinary clinical center for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumor patients. Through his active fundraising for the Center, the Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-oncology was founded. After completing a two year neuroradiology fellowship at the MGH, Dr. Henson had an active radiology practice at MGH for 5 years in addition to his neuro-oncology practice in the Pappas Center. Most of his research is now focused on brain tumor imaging. He acts as central neuroradiology reviewer for institutional and industry trials in neuro-oncology.