John W. Henson, MD


John W. Henson, MD


Dr. Henson practices neuro-oncology in the MCG Brain Tumor Program and manages patients with neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, von Hippel-Lindau and related genetic disorders in the MCG Neurofibromatosis Clinic. He has a broad clinical interest in hereditary cancer risk analysis and risk reduction and started the Hereditary Cancer Clinic at the Georgia Cancer Center. Dr. Henson trained in neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was director of the MGH Brain Tumor Center in Boston for many years, and also served as Chief of Oncology Services for Piedmont Healthcare, based in Atlanta. Dr. Henson studied genomic cancer risk assessment with Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel at City of Hope. Most recently he was medical director of the Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment and Swedish Neurofibromatosis Center at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He is coauthor of the textbook Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Cancer and has published over 150 papers, reviews, and books chapters.

  • Clinical Interests

    Brain tumors
    Spine tumors
    Hereditary cancer

  • Other Info

    Castle Connolly Top Doctor

  • Philosophy of Care

    I strive to reduce the impact of cancer.

  • Specialties



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Director, MCH Brain Tumor Program

Director, Hereditary Cancer Clinic

Professor of Neurology, Medicine, and Neurosurgery


Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Certified

Education and Training

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Georgia Cancer Center

1411 Laney Walker Boulevard
Augusta, GA 30912

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Dr. Henson’s Reviews

January 20, 2024

Everything was direct to me and straight forward, everything was professionally done.

September 27, 2023

Providers wit was enjoyed-help to relax me as this was my first visit to see this provider

May 1, 2023

Dr Henson took a lot of time to thoroughly review my notes, images, and concerns. He took his time and made sure I understood his plan of action and Im very appreciative of him

April 22, 2023

Dr.Handson is awesome

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