Dr. Fraser Henderson MD
Dr. Henderson earned his Medical degree from the University of Virginia. Serving as Task Force Medical Officer in Beirut, Lebanon, he received the Navy Commendation Medal for preparedness and treatment of mass casualties following the terrorist bombing attack in 1983. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina under Dr. Phanor Perot, served as Chief of Neurosurgery at the Veterans hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and returned to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, as Director of Spinal Neurosurgery. He was Brigade Neurosurgeon for the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns 1990-1. He was the International Spine Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, U.K.
Commander Henderson joined Georgetown University Hospital, as Director of Neurosurgery of the Spine and Cranio-cervical Junction. Dr. Henderson was Principal Investigator in spine injury and drug research, was recognized by the American Association of Neurosurgery Surgeons with the Mayfield Award for Excellence in Research, and in 2005 promoted to Professor of Neurosurgery on the Scholar tract.
Dr. Henderson entered private practice in 2009 as Director of Neurosurgery at Doctors Hospital and Director of the Chiari Center of Excellence, continuing his research with a focus on deformity induced injury to the brainstem and spinal cord in Chiari Malformation and hereditary connective tissue disorders. He patented eleven new devices and concepts relating to disorders of the brainstem and spinal cord. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and patents, edited 4 books and numerous monographs, was an invited speaker for over 200 occasions, and served as guest editor for numerous medical journals. He received Recognition of Service in the ILC Canadian Rare Diseases and the Chiari Syringomyelia Foundation, received the annual RISES Physician award at Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital, and served on the Executive Boards of the Ehlers-Danlos Society and the Chiari Syringomyelia Foundation.