Dr. Henningson graduated Valedictorian, summa cum laude from Raritan High
School in Hazlet, NJ. He then received the full Presidential Scholarship
to attend Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, where he earned his
bachelors in chemistry, with a minor in physics. He did research in physical
chemistry and graduated as the Salutatorian, summa cum laude.
Awarded a Medical Scientist Training Program full scholarship to attend
the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, Dr. Henningson received
both his MD and his Masters of Philosophy in Genetics degrees. His research
involved the interactions between a viral protein and the PDGF growth
factor receptor that leads to cancer. He presented his findings at several
conferences and in major journals.
Dr. Henningson completed his internship, residency and his Hematology/Oncology
Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. During his fellowship he
did research on a novel approach to treating cancer by targeting RNA with
small molecules. He presented his work at several conferences including
the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), American Society for
Cinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and
overseas in Japan and Australia. He also published his work in peer review journals.
Although he enjoyed research, Dr. Henningson missed working directly with
patients afflicted with cancer and blood disorders so he entered private
practice. He joined Regional Cancer Care Associates-Freehold Division
in 2013. He is an attending physician at Jersey Shore University Medical
Center and Ocean Medical Center, where he co-chairs the lung cancer tumor
board. He became Board Certified in three specialties Internal Medicine,
Hematology, and Oncology and is an active member of ASCO, ASH and IASLC.
He has given several talks to other oncology groups in the northeast on
lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and other cancers. In January
2011, he gave testimony at the New York State Senate for the confirmation
hearing of his friend and colleague, Dr. Nirav Shar, the new Commissioner
of Health for New York State (Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration).
Dr. Henningson believes in both compassionate and high quality care for
his patients and aims to achieve that by attending many conferences through
the year. He also maintains close contact with many of his mentors and
colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, the Yale School of Medicine
and other leading institutes around the country. Through these conferences
and his ongoing contacts with mentors and colleagues, he is able to provide
his patients with the highest quality care, with the convenience of local
care, and the compassion that he has learned from his role models.