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|Marion C. W. Henry, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP|
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Dr. Marion Henry joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona as a Pediatric Surgeon and as Surgeon-in-Chief at Banner Diamond Children’s Hospital in November 2017.
Dr. Henry received her AB from Princeton University. After two years working in family medicine and child development, she attended Stanford University School of Medicine where she obtained her MD. She completed two years of General Surgery residency at Stanford Hospital before moving to Yale University to pursue a Masters of Public Health degree and a research fellowship in Pediatric Surgery. She completed her General Surgery residency at Yale. Following general surgery residency, she was a general surgeon at the Naval Hospital in Twenty-nine Palms. After that tour, she did fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Following fellowship, she reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego where she was a pediatric surgeon for 6 years. She is board certified in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Henry served for 9 years as an active duty surgeon in the United States Navy and separated in October 2017 as a Commander in the Navy. While in the Navy, CDR Henry served as a general surgeon at the Naval Hospital Twenty-Nine Palms and as the general surgeon on the USS Carl Vinson. She served as a pediatric surgeon at the Naval Medical Center San Diego where she was also very active in graduate medical education. She was the Clerkship Director for the General Surgery Clerkship, a member of the Surgery Clinical Competency Committee and Chair of the Surgery Program Evaluation Committee. She served as a CLER representative for the Graduate Medical Education Committee and served as Chair for the Physician Well-Being subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. She also served as Assistant Command Intern Advisor, Command Intern Advisor and the Program Director for the Transitional Year Internship Committee.
CDR Henry served as Director for Surgical Services on USNS MERCY, T-AH 19, for Pacific Partnership 2015, a humanitarian and relationship building endeavor of the US Navy. In this capacity, she was responsible for a Directorate that included 5 Departments: Anesthesia, Main Operating Room (including Surgery and Ophthalmology), Dental, Optometry and Physical Therapy. She oversaw over 290 members from the US military, foreign militaries, host nation providers and non-governmental organizations in the provision of care to several thousand patients with value of care delivered estimated at $3.5 million dollars.
CDR Henry’s military awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She was also awarded the Associate Master Clinician award at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
At the University of Arizona and Banner Diamond Children’s Hospital, Dr. Henry brings her pediatric surgery expertise to the Maternal Fetal Neonatal care conference, the Pediatric Quality and Safety Committee, Pediatric Tumor Board and the Children’s Oncology Group, and as Pediatric Trauma Medical Director. She is an Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and is enthusiastic about teaching and mentoring medical students and residents.
Dr. Henry’s research interests include clinical outcomes, advocacy, quality improvement, global surgery and medical education. She is Chair of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association. She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, the Association of Academic Surgeons, the Association of Surgical Education, the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.