CHAPTER CHAIR Dr. Fraser Henderson Metropolitan Neurosurgery Group Chevy Chase Lake Building 8401 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-654-9390
The Foundation Members: Anita Savage, Avelene Mahan: Executive Co-Directors of the CSF Washington Chapter; Inge Molzahn: Foreign Patient Coordinator; John Mackall: Director, Capital Contributions; Elizabeth Hampe: Marketing Director
Alphabetically: Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT; Dennis Fitzgerald, MD; Robert Gerwin, MD; Mesfins Grebemicheal, MD; John Heins, MD; David Katz, MD; Alexander Mark, MD
It is estimated that up to 3,000 persons in the Washington DC area are affected by Chiari and/or syringomyelia.
"Chiari malformations and syringomyelia often present with nondescript and seemingly unrelated symptoms. Many patients suffer from headaches and declining performance for many years before diagnosis, or may become disabled without any diagnosis being made at all. Our goal is to educate patients and their families on how these disorders may impair neurological function, and how the medical, surgical, and physical therapy management can restore patients to normal productivity and quality of life", says Dr. Fraser Henderson Sr, leading a collaborative effort that includes Dr. John Heiss (NIH Vice Chair Neurosurgery), Dr. Dennis Fitzgerald (NeuroOtology, Capitol Ear Group), Clair A. Francomano (Director, Harvey Institute Adult Genetics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center), Dr. Mesfin Gebremichael (Critical Care Medicine, Doctors Community Hospital), Dr. Robert Gerwin (Pain & Rehab Medicine) Dr. Alexander Mark (Director of Neuroradiology, Bethesda MRI), Dr. David Katz (Director Neuro Opthamology), Dr. Jan Dommerholt (Bethesda Physiocare), and Lady Malloch–Brown (Mother and advocate).
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
MEET & GREET AND EDUCATIONAL LECTURE
6:00PM Meet & Greet 7:00PM Lecture
Expert Speaker: Dr. Fraser Henderson
Topic: EDS Related Craniocervical Instability: Spinal Fusion with Stabilization - Two Year Follow Up
Location: Professional Office Building, Ground Floor Conference Room, 8116 Good Luck Rd., Lanham, Maryland
About Dr. Henderson: Dr. Henderson joined Georgetown University, in Washington D.C. as Director of Neurosurgery of the Spine and Cranio-cervical Junction in 1994. He was Co-Director of the Lombardi Neuro-Oncology Division, Co-Director of the CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center, and Medical Director of the Neuroscience ICU and step-down units. He has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and given over 130 invited lectures with a focus on cancer, radiosurgery and the treatment of spine disorders. Dr Henderson is currently in the Top Surgeons (Consumers Research Council of America), Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors (Nichols Institute), and Top Doctors for Northern Virginia, and was awarded the Mayfield Neurosurgical Research Award in 2008.
Dr. Henderson is currently in private practice and is Chief of Neurosurgery at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. Dr Henderson, his wife, Becky, and three sons, Fraser, Lansdale and Landon live on a farm in Prince Georges County.