Geisel School of Medicine Board of Advisors

Bonnie A. Henderson, MD (DC '89, MED '93)

Bonnie A. Henderson is a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is an internationally-recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery, specializing in complicated anterior segment surgery. Dr. Henderson’s principal research involves cataract surgery outcomes and innovative methods of teaching supported by a Department of Defense TATRIC grant. She has invented and commercialized a number of medical instruments including the modified capsule tension ring, astigmatism correcting markers, and a capsule polisher, for which she donates all her interests to charity.

Dr. Henderson has authored over 100 articles, papers, book chapters, and abstracts and has delivered over 250 invited lectures throughout the world. She founded Harvard Medical School’s Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Conference, the premier cataract surgery training course for medical residents in the United States. She has authored 4 textbooks, including the book that is the most widely used for cataract surgery training throughout the United States. Her textbook on Astigmatism has been translated into Spanish and Mandarin.

Dr. Henderson is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery and an Associate Editor for Eyeworld for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Eyenet Magazine of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves on the editorial boards of Ocular Surgery News, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and Advanced Ocular Care. She serves on a number of committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She is a reviewer for eight ophthalmic journals.

Dr. Henderson has been awarded an Achievement Award and Secretariat Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, "Best of" awards from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery for her research and films, and the "Teacher of the Year" award from Harvard Medical School. She has numerous times been named by her peers as a "Top Doctor" in Boston Magazine and chosen as a "Best Doctor in America" by US News Report, Castle Connelly, Becker's ASC, SuperDoctors, and Best Doctors. In 2010, she was chosen by her peers to be inducted into The International Intra-ocular Implant Club, an honor limited to only 250 cataract surgeons worldwide.

Dr. Henderson completed her ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She graduated from Dartmouth College and from Dartmouth Medical School with high honors. She serves on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and has served on the Physician Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Locally, Dr. Henderson is the founder and president of the Women Ophthalmologists of New England (WONE). She has been quoted in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and Martha Stewart's Living Magazine; appeared on WLVI's Doctors on Call, CBS's Healthwatch, and Channel 5 WCVB-TV; and featured on WODS Radio 103.3. Married with three children, her interests include culinary arts and competing in triathlons.