MEET DR. KENNETH HENSON
Kenneth D. Henson, MD, FACC
Dr. Henson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease (2013) as well as Internal Medicine (2014). He began medical practice in Sarasota in 1995 and is a former Chief of Cardiology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Henson’s medical career started early. His father was a small town family doctor. As a teenager he worked in his father’s practice after school and on weekends. On many occasions his father would wake him to drive on late night house-calls. Dr. Henson was impressed by the close relationship between his father, his patients, and their families. He wasn’t just their doctor, he was a part of their lives.
During his college years, Dr. Henson worked part time as a laboratory assistant, emergency medical technician, and ambulance driver. His initial intent was to complete his medical training and join his father in practice, but his training and his passion took him in a different direction. After completing his Internal Medicine residency he worked full time as an emergency department doctor until he started his training in cardiology at the University of Florida. At that time, cardiology was in a state of revolution. Angioplasty, coronary stents and clot busting drugs were changing the way patients with heart disease were treated. Upon completion of his cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida, Dr. Henson was accepted to a prestigious Interventional Cardiology training program at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University (the busiest cardiac program in the world at that time). While at Washington Hospital Center, he helped develop and test new medical technologies such as coronary stents, lasers, and atherectomy devices as well as new pharmacologic treatments. His research was presented at national meetings of the American College of Cardiology and published in prominent peer reviewed scientific journals listed in the bibliography below.
He started his cardiology practice in Sarasota in 1995, and initially focused on interventional cardiology. He performed thousands of cardiac catheterizations, coronary angioplasties, and stent procedures. Dr. Henson stopped performing invasive procedures several years ago and shifted his focus to preventive cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging. At this point in his career, he realized that many of his patients had a host of medical problems, and heart disease was only one component of a complex puzzle. Dr. Henson also noted how frustrated his patients were by a fragmented and impersonal healthcare system. They went from one doctor to another for different problems, and struggled with poor communication between their specialists. He realized that they needed someone like his father to take charge of all their healthcare needs and to help them navigate an increasingly complicated healthcare system. In 2014, he founded a concierge medical practice that combines Internal Medicine, urgent care, and Cardiology. He combines the personal attention his father provided with medical technology of which his father could have only have dreamed.
Additional certification also includes the following:
- Founding Physician/Scientist Member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Registered Physician for Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
- Certification in Travel Health
- American Society of Preventative Cardiology
Top Doctors Designation
Dr. Kenneth Henson was designated as Top Doctors by Castle Connelly for several years. This prestigious honor is awarded to physicians after a thorough vetting process and based on nomination by their peers locally and from around the country. Physicians do not and cannot pay for this designation. The rigorous process that Castle Connelly uses in awarding this designation can be viewed directly on the Castle-Connelly website.
- Fellow in American College of Cardiology
- Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
- American Society of Preventative Cardiology
2014, Henson Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Sarasota
2005-2013, Henson Cardiology, Sarasota
2000-2005, Co-Founder, Heart Specialists of Sarasota, Sarasota
1994-2000, Heart Center of Sarasota, Sarasota
1994-1998, Clinical Proctor, Stent Training, Johnson and Johnson
1998-1999, Chief of Cardiology, Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1992-1994, Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
1989-1992, University of Florida Health Science Center
Cardiology Fellowship, Chief Cardiology Fellow
1984-1987, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Internal Medicine Internship, Internal Medicine Residency
1980-1984, University of Mississippi, School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
1975-1980, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science, Zoology
Alpha Epsilon Delta – Premedical Honor Society
CREDO: Clopidogrel for Reduction of Events During Observation
Bristol Myers Squibb/Sanofi, Phase III
Pletal: Intermittent Claudication Secondary to PAD
Pletal vs. Trental vs. Placebo
Otsuka, Phase IV
Smith Kline Beecham, Presto: Prevention of Resstenosis by Tranilast and its outcomes Phase III, Sub-Investigator
Medco, Amistad II: Acute Anterolateral Myocardial Infraction
Adenosine as an Adjunct to Reperfusion Therapy, Sub-Investigator
Hoffman-La Roche, Symphony Clinical Trail
Sibrafiban vs. Aspirin Phase III
Oral GP IIb/IIIa Anti-Platelet Study
Ischemic Heart Events Post Acute Coronary Syndrome
AVE, Ultra GFX TM Acute or Threatened Closure
Small Vessel Stent Interventional Study
Cordis Co., Palmaz-Schatz Mini-Crown
Small Vessel Stent Interventional Study
SciMed, Scores Clinical Trail
Radius Stent Interventional Study
Merck, GAP Clinical Trial
Roxifiban Phase IIa PTCA Study
Cor Therapeutics Inc., Pursuit Clinical Trail
Platelet IIb/IIa in Unstable Angina Receptor Suppression using Integrelin Therapy
Genentech/Hoffman La Roche
Timi 12 Clinical Trial
Sibrofiban in Acute Coronary Syndrome, Sub-Investigator
- Kenneth D. Henson, Jeffery J. Popma, Martin B. Leon, Kenneth M. Kent, Lowell Satler, Gary S. Mintz, Michael B. Keller, Regina Dieble, Augosto D. Pichard. “Rotational Coronary Atherectomy in the Very Elderly.” American Journal of Cardiology 1993; 71: 272-274.
- Kenneth D. Henson, Martin B. Leon, Jeffrey Popma, Augusto D. Pichard, Lowell F. Satler, Neal Eigler, Frank Lirvack, Donald Rothbaum, Tsvi Goldenberg, Kenneth M. Kent. “Treatment of Refractory Coronary Occlusions with a New Excimer Laser Catheter: Preliminary Clinical Observations: Coronary Artery Disease 1993, Nov; 4 (11) 1001-6.
- Kenneth D. Henson, Peter D. Cospito, Jeffery J. Popma, Lowell F. Satler, Martin P. Leon, Kenneth M. Kent, Augusto D. Pichard. “Combined Intracoronary and Intravenous Urokinase as an Adjunct to PTCA in Thrombus-Containing Vessels.” (Submitted for Publication).
- Erwin Raymenants, Kenneth D. Henson, Robert Kolb, Alice Boyette, Cynthia Hoffman, Carl J. Pepine. “Value of Very Prolonged (120 hr) Ambulatory ECG Monitoring for Ambulatory Myocardial Ischemia.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 1992; 19: 284A (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1992 Session).
- Kenneth D. Henson, Jeffrey Popma, Lowell F. Satler, Kenneth M. Kent, Augosto D. Pichard, Ann N. Campbell, Theresa Bucher, Allen J. Merritt, Martin B. Leon. “Late Clinical Outcome After New Device Angioplasty in Women.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1993 Session).
- Kenneth D. Henson, Martin B. Leon, Augosto D. Pichard, Frank Litvack, David R. Holmes, Spencer B. King III, Zyad Ghassal. “Successful Directional Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty in Unfavorable Lesion morphologies.” Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1993 Session).
- Kenneth D. Henson, Jeffrey J. Popma, Martin B. Leon, Kenneth M. Kent, Lowell F. Satler, Gary S. Mintz, Michael B. Keller, Regina Dieble, Augusto D. Pichard. “Efficacy and Safety of Rotational Coronary Artherectomy in Elderly Patients.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1993 Session).
- Martin B. Leon, Kenneth D. Henson, Augosto D. Pichard, Lowell Satler, Jeffrey J. Popma, Michael B. Keller, Ann Greenberg, Tsvi Goldenberg, Kenneth M. Kent. “Improved Efficacy and Safety Using Highly Efficient Excimer Laser Catheters in Complex Lesion Morphologies.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1993 Session).
- Martin B. Leon, Kenneth D. Henson, Saturnino P. Javier, Gary S. Mintz, Ann O. Greenberg, Leslie C. Sweet, Theresa A. Bucher, Lowell F. Satler, Augusto D. Pichard. “Early Results with Directional Laser Angioplasty in Unfavorable Coronary Lesions.” (Accepted for Presentation at the American College of Cardiology 1993 Session).
- Kenneth D. Henson, Jeffrey J. Popma, Lowell F. Satler, Alan J. Merritt, Teraza Y. Conway, Kenneth M. Kent, David K. Roberts, Martin B. Leon. “Prognostic Importance of Depressed Left Ventricular Function in Patients Undergoing New Device Angioplasty.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1994 Session).
- Kenneth D. Henson, Roy Flood, Saturnino P. Javier, Jeffrey J. Popma, Gary S. Mintz, Christine J. Ditrano, Robert A. DeFalco, Lowell F. Satler, Augusto D. Pichard, Martin B. Leon. “Transcatheter Device Synergy: Use of Adjunct Directional Artherectomy After Rotational Artherectomy or Excimer Laser Angioplasty.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1994 Session).
- Kenton Gregory, Martin B. Leon, Augusto D. Pichard, Jeffrey J. Popma, Kenneth D. Henson, Ann O. Greenberg, Robert F. Bonner, Peter Block, S. Chui Wong, Lowell F. Satler. “ Saline Perfusion During Excimer Laser Angioplasty Reduces Dissections.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1994 Session).
- Saturnino P. Javier Gary S. Mintz, Julie A. Kovach, Kenneth D. Henson, Augusto D. Pichard, Kenneth M. Kent, Lowell F. Satler, Debra DeForty, Ann O. Greenberg, Julie McKenzie, Jeffrey J. Popma, Martin B. Leon. “Transcatheter Device Synergy: Experience with Adjunct Directional Artherectomy Following Excimer Laser Angioplasty.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1994 Session).
- Martin B. Leon, Augusto D. Pichard, Kenneth D. Henson, S. Chiu Wong, Ann O. Greenberg, Kenneth M. Kent, Lowell F. Satler, Jeffrey J. Pompa, Martin B. Leon. “Rapid Catheter Advancement May Reduce Intimal Disruption During Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1994 Session).
- Martin B. Leon, Jeffrey J. Pompa, Augusto D. Pichard, Lowell F. Satler, S. Chiu Wong, Gary S. Mintz, Kenneth D. Henson, Ya Chien Chuang, Teraza Y. Conway, Kenneth M. Kent. “Laser Ablation Versus Rotary Abrasion: A Matched Comparative Analysis of Procedural Results and Late Clinical Outcome.” (Presented at the American College of Cardiology 1994 Session).