Bonnie An Henderson M.D. is an internationally-recognized
expert in cataract and refractive surgery, specializing in complicated anterior
segment surgery. She served as the President of the American Society of
Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2017-2018 and is a Clinical Professor at
Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr.
Henderson is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery, has
served as the associate editor of Eyeworld of the American Society of Cataract
and Refractive Surgery, and on the editorial board of Eyenet Magazine of the
American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Henderson has authored over 175 articles, papers, book
chapters, and abstracts and has delivered over 300 invited lectures worldwide
including 30 invited Visiting Professorships and 15 Named Lectures. She has
published 5 textbooks in cataract and refractive surgery. Her textbook,
Essentials of Cataract Surgery, is the one of most commonly used textbooks to
teach cataract surgery in the United States. Dr. Henderson created EnVision
Summit, the international ophthalmology meeting to support and empower women
leaders in medicine.
Dr. Henderson’s principal research involves cataract surgery
outcomes and innovative methods of teaching, including the development of a
digital-based method for teaching cataract surgery, supported by a Department
of Defense TATRIC grant. She has invented and commercialized a number of
medical instruments including the modified capsule tension ring, astigmatism correcting
markers, and a capsule polisher. She donates all of her royalties from the
textbooks and instruments to charity.
Dr. Henderson has received an Achievement Award, the
Secretariat Award, and the Senior Achievement Award by the American Academy of
Ophthalmology, “Best of” awards from the American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery for her research and films, and the “Teacher of the Year”
award from Harvard Medical School. She has been inducted into the honorary
International Intra-ocular Implant Club, awarded the the Lans Distinguished
Award by the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Suzanne
Veronneau-Troutman Woman of the Year Award by Women in Ophthalmology, the Gold
Medal by the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, and the
Visionary Award by the American-European College of Ophthalmic Surgeons. She is
featured on the 2019 Power List as one of ten people chosen for the 'Champions
for Change' category by the readers of The Ophthalmologist.
She has been chosen by her peers nearly every year for the
past consecutive 15 years as “Top Doctor” by Boston Magazine, as “Top 100
Doctors in the United States” by the US New Report, “Top Doctor” by Castle
Connolly, and a “Top Surgeon” by Becker’s ASC Report.
Dr. Henderson completed her ophthalmology residency at
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She graduated from Dartmouth College and from
Dartmouth Medical School with high honors. She serves on the Board of Overseers
at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the Executive Committee of
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Executive Board of the
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and has served on the
Physician Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Married with three children, her interests
include culinary arts and competing in triathlons.
B.A. Dartmouth College
M.D., Dartmouth Medical School
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
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