Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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New Rehabilitation & Extended Care Line Executive
Helene K. Henson, M.D. has been selected to lead the newly formed Rehabilitation & Extended Care Line. Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Henson has nearly 14 years of experience with the Veterans Health Administration and has served as the Rehabilitation Care Line Executive at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center for the past eight years.
During her tenure, the Rehabilitation Care Line Polytrauma Network Site at the MEDVAMC has grown into one of the largest and most clinically acknowledged sites in the VA. Dr. Henson is the lead physician for the MEDVAMC Polytrauma Amputation Network with VISN-level outreach. Recognized for her work on the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence Steering Committee, she was named to serve on the National Advisory Committee for the Care of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as the national VA Physical Medicine Field Advisory Board.
Dr. Henson is also an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed medical school and her internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and her residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Henson is board certified by the American Board of PM&R and is actively working to develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of amputation rehabilitation for VA and the Department of Defense.