Dr. Marion Henry is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago, having recently moved there from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She completed her medical school at Stanford University, her General Surgery Residency at Yale University and her Pediatric Surgery fellowship training at the National Children’s Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Henry also has a Master’s in Public Health degree from Yale University.
A former Commander in the US Navy, Dr. Henry served as the Ship’s Surgeon on the aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, the chief of Pediatric Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Director for Surgical Services during Pacific Partnership 2015 on the USNS Mercy. While at the Naval Medical Center San Diego she was also the Surgery Clerkship Director, Chair of the General Surgery Program Evaluation Committee, Command Intern Advisor and Program Director or the Transitional Year Internship Program. At the University of Arizona, Dr. Henry was an Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery residency program and course director for the Surgery Residency Prep course. She was faculty for the MS1 and MS2 Clinical Reasoning Course and the Global Health Course. She also served on the Tucson Education Policy Committee for the College of Medicine and the Dean’s Council on Faculty Affairs.
Dr. Henry is very active nationally in Pediatric Surgery and in Surgical Advocacy. She is chair of the Publications Committee for the Association of Women Surgeons, Past Chair of the Advocacy Committee and Current Chair of the Benjy Brooks Women’s Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) and is the APSA delegate to the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors. She is an active member of the Gun Violence Prevention Collaborative and is on the National Steering Committee for Gun Safety Advocacy for Doctors for America.
Dr. Henry is passionate about medical education, mentorship and coaching, faculty development, diversity, equity and inclusion and surgical advocacy. In her new role at the University of Chicago she is eager to focus on addressing the gun violence pandemic in the US through collaborative approaches at prevention, response and recovery while also addressing inequities in the health care system.