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Fraser Henderson, Sr., MD

Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon located in Silver Spring, MD

 

About Dr. Fraser C. Henderson, Sr.

Fraser Henderson, Sr., MD, is a board-certified neurological surgeon. He serves patients at The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Dr. Henderson received both his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. After graduation, Dr. Henderson served for the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon. He earned the Navy Commendation Medal for the preparedness of and treatment of the mass casualties experienced after the October 1983 terrorist bombing in Beirut.

Dr. Henderson returned to the United States to complete his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, before going back to active duty. As a commander, Dr. Henderson served at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and was a brigade neurosurgeon for the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the first Gulf War.

Dr. Henderson completed his fellowship in craniospinal surgery at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England. He then became the director of neurosurgery of the spine and craniocervical junction at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

>Professional accomplishments while at Georgetown include serving as co-director of the Lombardi Neuro-oncology Division, co-director of the CyberKnife® Radiosurgery Center, medical director of the Neuroscience Nursing Units, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, and principal investigator in the development of a radio-sensitizing drug and a drug to end the malignant invasiveness of glioblastoma multiforme.

Dr. Henderson serves as the director of neurosurgery at Doctors Hospital and director of the Chiari Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland. He focuses on the understanding of deformity-induced injury to the brainstem and spinal cord in Chiari malformation and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Henderson has invented 11 devices and concepts relating to disorders of the brainstem and spinal cord, including the Telescopic Plate Spacer (TPS®), which is a vertebral replacement device for metastatic disease. 

In his free time, Dr. Henderson continues to educate the next generation giving lectures on craniocervical disorders, Chiari malformation, cancer, radiosurgery, and other spinal abnormalities. He has also authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

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About Dr. Fraser C. Henderson, Sr.

Fraser Henderson, Sr., MD, is a board-certified neurological surgeon. He serves patients at The Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Dr. Henderson received both his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. After graduation, Dr. Henderson served for the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon. He earned the Navy Commendation Medal for the preparedness of and treatment of the mass casualties experienced after the October 1983 terrorist bombing in Beirut.

Dr. Henderson returned to the United States to complete his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, before going back to active duty. As a commander, Dr. Henderson served at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and was a brigade neurosurgeon for the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the first Gulf War.

Dr. Henderson completed his fellowship in craniospinal surgery at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England. He then became the director of neurosurgery of the spine and craniocervical junction at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

>Professional accomplishments while at Georgetown include serving as co-director of the Lombardi Neuro-oncology Division, co-director of the CyberKnife® Radiosurgery Center, medical director of the Neuroscience Nursing Units, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, and principal investigator in the development of a radio-sensitizing drug and a drug to end the malignant invasiveness of glioblastoma multiforme.

Dr. Henderson serves as the director of neurosurgery at Doctors Hospital and director of the Chiari Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland. He focuses on the understanding of deformity-induced injury to the brainstem and spinal cord in Chiari malformation and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Henderson has invented 11 devices and concepts relating to disorders of the brainstem and spinal cord, including the Telescopic Plate Spacer (TPS®), which is a vertebral replacement device for metastatic disease. 

In his free time, Dr. Henderson continues to educate the next generation giving lectures on craniocervical disorders, Chiari malformation, cancer, radiosurgery, and other spinal abnormalities. He has also authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


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