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Marion C. W. Henry MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

 A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Marion Henry did her undergraduate education at Princeton University and received an AB in religious studies. She moved west to complete her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine. She subsequently completed two years of general surgery residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics before moving to Yale University to pursue a Masters in Public Health degree and a research fellowship in pediatric surgery. She completed her general surgery residency at Yale. After residency, Dr. Henry was a general surgeon at the Naval Hospital Twenty-nine Palms serving active duty marines and their families. Following this operational tour, Dr. Henry completed fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After fellowship, she returned to her active duty Naval career at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. 

Dr. Henry joined the University of Arizona team after six years at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) where she was a Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy. At NMCSD, Dr. Henry served in a variety of roles within the Department of Surgery and at the Command. She was the Clerkship site Director for the Surgery clerkship, served on the Surgery Clinical Competency Committee and Program Evaluation Committee. She was Assistant Program Director and then Program Director for the Transitional Year Internship. She also was the Assistant Command Intern Advisor for two years, and the Command Intern Advisor for two years. During her time in San Diego, Dr. Henry was deployed twice, serving as the Ship’s Surgeon on the USS Carl Vinson, one of the Navy’s Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers, and as the Director for Surgical Services during Pacific Partnership 2015 on the USNS Mercy, one of the two Navy Hospital Ships. During this mission, she and her division provided surgical services to patients in four countries in Oceania and Southeast Asia. Through her military and surgical experiences, Dr. Henry has had a variety of leadership experiences and trainings.  

Dr. Henry is passionate about education and has had many experiences as an educator. She was the surgical clerkship site director for the USUHS Surgery Clerkship in San Diego and she coordinated all of the visiting fourth year medical students for the surgery department. As command intern advisor, she oversaw all of the military, administrative and GMO training for the 85 interns at the command each year.  She developed a new Transitional Year curriculum while serving as TY Program director. 

At the University of Arizona, Dr. Henry continues to be involved in medical education at all levels. She has developed a pediatric surgery curriculum for medical students and residents and runs an intern skills course and a residency prep boot camp course for fourth year students going into surgical specialties. She teaches first and second year medical students in a clinical reasoning course and teaches residents in Surgery, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. She currently is developing a curriculum on surgical advocacy to be used by surgeons and surgeons-in-training at all levels. 

Dr. Henry is a mother of three and is always working on work-life integration and improving physician wellness for her trainees and colleagues. She was the chair of the Physician Well-being subcommittee of the GMEC at NMCSD and now is active in this area through her work in the department of Surgery at the U of A in supporting the resident leadership and wellness curriculum and as a member of the Dean’s Council on Faculty Affairs at the College of Medicine. 

Dr. Henry is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. Her research interests include clinical outcomes, surgical advocacy and medical education. She is on multiple national level committees involving surgical education, women surgeons and pediatric surgeons. She is the past Chair of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Chair of the Benjy Brooks Women in Surgery committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association and Chair of the Publications Committee for the Association of Women Surgeons. She serves on the Faculty Development Committee for the ASE, the Education committee for the Surgical Section of the AAP, the Pediatrics and Advocacy committees for SAGES and the Leadership Committee for the AAS. She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), the Association of Surgical Education (ASE), the Association of Academic Surgeons (AAS), the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.