Victor Henderson is professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, with interests in neuroepidemiology and brain–behavior relations in aging and dementia. His research focuses on risk factors for cognitive aging and neurodegenerative dementia, and on interventions to help prevent and treat these disorders. He directs the NIH Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and co-directs the master’s degree program in Epidemiology & Clinical Research. He is an Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1981)
  • Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center (1981) MA
  • Residency: Washington University School Of Medicine Registrar (1980) MO
  • Internship: Duke University (1977) NC
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1976) MD
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University, Medicine
  • MS, University of Washington, Epidemiology
  • Internship, Duke University, Internal medicine
  • Residency, Washington University, Neurology
  • Fellowship, Boston University, Behavioral Neurology

Honors & Awards
  • Distinguished Service Award, International Menopause Society (2020)
  • Honorary Skou Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark (2019–)
  • Kearney Visiting Professor, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria (Australia) (2002)
  • Kenneth and Bette Volk Endowed Professorship, University of Southern California (1999–2001)
  • Lawrence C. McHenry Award, American Academy of Neurology (2007)
  • Phi Kappa Phi faculty recognition award, University of Southern California (2001)
  • Top Doctors (Neurology), San Francisco Magazine (2017–2021)
  • Visiting Professor (2015); Honorary Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark (2015–2019)
  • Visiting Professor / Visiting Research Scholars Award, University of Melbourne, Australia (2002)
  • Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988–1989)

Administrative Appointments
  • Administrative Vice President, Academic (Faculty) Senate, University of Southern California (1998 - 1999)
  • Chair, Year II Curriculum Committee, University of Southern California School of Medicine (1990 - 1992)
  • Chair, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center (1992 - 1997)
  • Chief, Division of Epidemiology (2010 - 2014)
  • Chief, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience & Neurogerontology, University of Southern California (1989 - 2001)
  • Co-director, Master's of Science Program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Stanford University (2015 - Present)
  • Committee on Graduate Studies, Stanford University (2009 - 2012)
  • Director, Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Stanford University (2004 - 2015)
  • Senate Steering Committee, Faculty Senate, School of Medicine (2008 - 2012)
  • Subcommittee on University Honors, Faculty Senate (2014 - 2014)


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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
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Stanford , CA 94305

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Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

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Very thorough, caring, professional - excellent session!!
Very generous with his time (MD).
Dr. Henderson was very thorough.
He is "old school" which we like.
Dr. Henderson had a through examination courteous.
Very happy with the visit.
Dr. Henderson is absolutely the best!!!. Wonderful - Patient - Caring - We feel very lucky!
Absolutely appreciate Dr. Henderson - compassionate, funny, attentive easy but knowledgeable, listens.
Jacob Hall answered my questions clearly in lay terms Mike Greicius was supportive, gracious, friendly & helpful. Christina very helpful. Very impressed w/care of Jacob & Mike. Thank you!
One of the best experiences I've had with a physician.
This was an exceptional experience as much as he admitted that he did not have a answer for my issues (dizzyness, balance etc.) he helped me to feel very secure about finding the answers in the future. The 1st time that a doctor was admitted to determine the exact problem have &...
We never felt rushed. It was like the doctor had all the time in the world.
Again difficult to answer accurately as not there for treatment.
REALLY appreciated Dr. Henderson's thoroughness, patience "no hurry" manner, listening, explaining, sense of humor.
A wonderful experience. Dr. Henderson was thorough, caring, clear to understand. Knowledgeable and thorough. One of the best we have had in 60+ years.
Fantastic meeting.
I will definitely recommend this care provider to my friends.
Dr. Henderson is very caring. He is taking good care of me.
VA Hospital has never taken care of me like Stanford.
Dr. Henderson is completely affable.
Very informative.
Dr. Henderson was kind, patient, sensitive - Explained issues in laymans terms - Never felt rushed - The most professional doctor I have ever been associated with - (A++.)
Thanks it is all I can say, that I am grateful for your attentions.
The care provider was very thorough! And considerate!
Dr. Henderson was a very caring physician, took time to evaluate and discuss my concerns.
Dr. Henderson is an outstanding clinician - he is thorough, thoughtful & caring.
Doctor very caring and able to explain all results.
Anxious to go back to him.
Dr. Henderson was a caring and competent professional.

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