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Victor W. Henderson, MD, MS

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Health Research and Policy and of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Neurology Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr A301 MC 5325 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-6469 Fax (650) 498-6326
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 723-5456
    Alternate Contact
    Toni Ali Adminstrative Associate Tel Work 723-5456
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Memory Disorders
  • Neurology

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Stanford University (2004 - present)
  • Chief, Division of Epidemiology (2010 - present)
  • Senate Steering Committee, Faculty Senate, School of Medicine (2008 - 2012)
  • Committee on Graduate Studies, Stanford University (2009 - 2012)

Honors and Awards

  • Chair, Geriatric Neurology Section, American Academy of Neurology (2008-2011)
  • Kenneth and Bette Volk Endowed Professorship, University of Southern California (1999-2001)
  • Visiting Professor / Visiting Research Scholars Award, University of Melbourne / University of Melbourne Collaborative Research Program (2002)
  • Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988-1989)
  • President, North American Menopause Society (2007-2008)
  • Kearney Visiting Professor, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria (2002)
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Professional Education

Residency: Washington University School Of Medicine MO (1980)
MD: Johns Hopkins University, Medicine
MS: University of Washington, Epidemiology
Internship: Duke University, Internal medicine
Residency: Washington University, Neurology
Fellowship: Boston University, Behavioral Neurology
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Research interests:

(1) Risk factors for age-associated cognitive decline and dementia,

(2) Therapeutic strategies to improve cognitive function in aging and dementia, and

(3) Brain–behavior relations as they pertain to human cognition.

Our research focuses on pharmacological and behavioral interventions to remediate cognitive aging and to improve symptoms of dementia. One major emphasis concerns the role of estrogens and other sex steroids in human cognition and dementia.


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