Dr. Patrick Henderson


Dr. Patrick Henderson is originally from Northern California.  His undergraduate education took place at Stanford University, where he graduated with honors in Human Biology.  Dr. Henderson completed medical school at the University of California San Diego, where his exposure to pediatric orthopedic surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego helped to shape his future career. 

Dr. Henderson’s internship and orthopedic residency were here in Tucson with the University of Arizona Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  During his residency he was fortunate to take part in pediatric orthopedic surgery rotations in Salt Lake City at Primary Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Intermountain Hospital.  His experience at these two outstanding institutions exposed him to many aspects of pediatric orthopedics.  

As a chief resident in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Henderson worked here in Tucson with Dr. Vincent, paving the way for their future partnership in Children’s Orthopedic Specialists. 

Dr. Henderson finished his formal training with a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego, where he gained experience in all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, including spinal surgery, sports medicine, neuromuscular disorders, and upper extremity problems. 

Dr. Henderson returned to Tucson to join Children’s Orthopedic Specialists in 2008, with the goal of providing compassionate, high-quality care to children and adolescents with orthopedic problems.   

Dr. Henderson has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.  In 2008, pediatric orthopedic research performed by Dr. Henderson was published in the Journal of Children’s Orthopedics, and was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA).  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and POSNA .