We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Donald R. Henderson, MD. Dr. Henderson was a Gastroenterologist who practiced in Los Angeles for over 40 years. He was integral to the medical community and highly regarded by his patients and colleagues for the compassionate and patient centric care he provided.
Dr. Henderson earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University, followed by a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida. He subsequently completed his internship at Harvard Medical School, residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his Gastroenterology fellowship at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Henderson received a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Henderson built a thriving medical practice in Los Angeles, was active in the community, and was a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Sentinel. Long before “ER,” “The Good Doctor” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Dr. Henderson co-starred in “Group One Medical,” a television show where real doctors treated real patients bringing light to common medical conditions, and highlighting the importance of the doctor patient relationship. Most recently, Dr. Henderson sought to share his journey to wellness and prevention through partnerships he had forged with his wellness company, ENCORE.
He will be remembered for his dedication to his patients, his family and friends. He leaves behind a legacy focused upon gratitude and the importance of enriching the human connection.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the memorial fund established in his honor for the Charles R. Drew University medical school in Los Angeles by texting DHMF to 44321.