Leonard Henry, MD, MBA, FACS, sees a bright future for Goshen Center for Cancer Care. As the center’s new Medical Director, he believes its dedication to patient-centered care will change the future of cancer treatment.
“No other cancer program in our area focuses on the patient experience and integrating cancer care services like we do,” said Dr. Henry. “Our expertise and teamwork set us apart.”
Providers at Goshen Center for Cancer Care put patient values, preferences and needs first in planning treatment. That means they care for the physical comfort and emotional well-being of the patient as well as treat the disease.
Expansion of the center’s clinical programs and services also holds a high priority for him.
“We’re aware of services not available in the area,” said Dr. Henry. “We want to fill those gaps to give people a choice for care close to home.”
In the past, patients have gone out of the area, even out of the state for their cancer treatment.
“We offer special expertise and integrated oncology services right here that are on par with well-known cancer centers that are hours and states away,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we move forward under Dr. Henry’s leadership, we want to broaden awareness about our high level programs, highly trained providers and reputation for best outcomes.”
The cancer center was first in the region to offer surgery and radiation treatment at the same time for women with certain types of breast cancer. It also is the only center in northern Indiana that combines surgery and chemotherapy in one procedure for patients with cancers in the abdominal areas.
“We’re on a mission to become the destination of choice for patients, payers and referring providers,” said Dr. Henry. “Somewhere in America today is the next great cancer center that nobody knows about right now. That is going to be us.”
About Leonard Henry, MD, MBA, FACS
Away from the cancer center, life for Dr. Henry revolves around family and the Fighting Irish of his alma mater, University of Notre Dame. He and his family live in Bristol, Ind., and his three children attend Northridge schools in Middlebury.
Dr. Henry is an avid reader and finds military history and leadership subjects most interesting.
Professionally, Dr. Henry is a board-certified surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist. He joined Goshen Center for Cancer Care in 2010, after serving 15 years in the U.S. Navy. During his military service, Dr. Henry rose to the rank of commander. He served as a staff surgical oncologist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Henry received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in general surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Henry received advanced training during a fellowship in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
In 2015, Dr. Henry graduated from the Business of Medicine MBA program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, graduating class of 1991.