Marion Henry, MD, MPH

Marion C. W. Henry MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP. is a Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Chicago. She received her medical degree from Stanford University and did general surgery training at Stanford for two years before receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Yale University. She subsequently completed her general surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Henry completed her pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.

Dr. Henry was an active-duty Pediatric Surgeon for the US Navy for 9 years. During her military service, she served as the ship’s surgeon on an aircraft carrier and as the Director of Surgical Services on the USNS Mercy, one of two Navy Hospital ships, for the 2015 Pacific Partnership mission. She is also an experienced medical educator having served as the command Intern Advisor and Transitional Year Program Director at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and the Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency program at the University of Arizona. She has led many faculty development sessions at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, the University of Arizona, and the Association of Surgical Education meetings and the Association of Academic Surgery Fall Courses. She currently serves as the Program Chair for the American Pediatric Surgical Association annual conference.

Dr. Henry is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago and the chief Quality Champion for Pediatric Surgery. In her role at the University of Chicago, she focuses on addressing the violence pandemic in Chicago and the US through collaborative approaches at prevention, response and recovery while also addressing inequities in the health care system. She is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion in medical education and academic medicine.

Dr. Henry served as the chair of the policy and advocacy committee for the American Pediatric Surgery Association. She is the Vice President for the Association of Women Surgeons. She is the Vice Chair of the board of governors for the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Surgeons Health Policy and Advocacy Committee. She is very active in both the AAP and ACS Advocacy endeavors at the state and national level.