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Sean O'Brien Henderson, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine (Part Time)
Emergency Medicine
GNH 1011 1200 N. State Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 6667


Dr. Sean O. Henderson, is a nationally recognized leader in research on acute medical emergency conditions and a highly respected clinician-educator and administrator. He was named chair of the USC Department of Emergency Medicine in January 2012.

Henderson is also considered a national leader in the descriptive epidemiology of acute emergency medical conditions, especially those affecting minority and underserved populations.


Eiting E, Korn CS, Wilkes E, Ault G, Henderson SO. Reduction in Jail Emergency Department Visits and Closure After Implementation of On-Site Urgent Care. J Correct Health Care. 2017 Jan; 23(1):88-92. View in: PubMed

Levine M, Huang M, Henderson SO, Carmelli G, Thomas SH. Aminocaproic Acid and Tranexamic Acid Fail to Reverse Dabigatran-Induced Coagulopathy. Am J Ther. 2016 Nov/Dec; 23(6):e1619-e1622. View in: PubMed

Burner E, Henderson SO, Burke G, Nakashioya J, Hoffman JR. Inadequate Sensitivity of Laboratory Risk Indicator to Rule Out Necrotizing Fasciitis in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2016 May; 17(3):333-6. View in: PubMed

Harter K, Levine M, Henderson SO. Anticoagulation drug therapy: a review. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 16(1):11-7. View in: PubMed

Sun BC, McCreath H, Liang LJ, Bohan S, Baugh C, Ragsdale L, Henderson SO, Clark C, Bastani A, Keeler E, An R, Mangione CM. Randomized clinical trial of an emergency department observation syncope protocol versus routine inpatient admission. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 64(2):167-75. View in: PubMed

Levine M, Swenson S, McCormick T, Henderson SO, Thomas SH, Markland FS. Reversal of thienopyridine-induced platelet dysfunction following desmopressin administration. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Jun; 9(2):139-43. View in: PubMed

Shoenberger JM, Yeghiazarian S, Rios C, Henderson SO. Death notification in the emergency department: survivors and physicians. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 14(2):181-5. View in: PubMed

Lopez S, Henderson SO. Electrocardiogram changes in Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 13(6):512-3. View in: PubMed

Vilke GM, DeBard ML, Chan TC, Ho JD, Dawes DM, Hall C, Curtis MD, Costello MW, Mash DC, Coffman SR, McMullen MJ, Metzger JC, Roberts JR, Sztajnkrcer MD, Henderson SO, Adler J, Czarnecki F, Heck J, Bozeman WP. Excited Delirium Syndrome (ExDS): defining based on a review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 43(5):897-905. View in: PubMed

Joseph PR, Johnson SW, Joseph M, Seif D, Zareh M, Barnes D, Elliot A, Kochert E, Kulstad C, Nelson M, Riguzzi C, Slattery D, Henderson SO. The implementation of therapeutic hypothermia in the emergency department: a multi-institution case review. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2012 Sep; 2(3):138-43. View in: PubMed

Qureshi SA, Ahern T, O'Shea R, Hatch L, Henderson SO. A Standardized Code Blue Team Eliminates Variable Survival from In-hospital Cardiac Arrest. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan; 42(1):74-8. View in: PubMed

Zareh M, Davis A, Henderson S. Reversal of warfarin-induced hemorrhage in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 12(4):386-92. View in: PubMed

Kimball D, Kincaide RC, Ives C, Henderson S. Rapid Sequence Intubation from the Patient's Perspective. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 12(4):365-7. View in: PubMed

Eckstein M, Hatch L, Malleck J, McClung C, Henderson SO. End-tidal CO2 as a predictor of survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2011 Jun; 26(3):148-50. View in: PubMed

Arora S, Henderson SO, Long T, Menchine M. Diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care testing for diabetic ketoacidosis at emergency-department triage: {beta}-hydroxybutyrate versus the urine dipstick. Diabetes Care. 2011 Apr; 34(4):852-4. View in: PubMed

Montez J, Henderson S. Great tool or gold standard? B-type natriuretic Peptide and congestive heart failure. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 12(1):107-8. View in: PubMed

Takeuchi A, Ahern TL, Henderson SO. Excited delirium. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 12(1):77-83. View in: PubMed

Johnson SW, Henderson S. Genetics of warfarin sensitivity in an emergency department population with thromboembolic. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 12(1):11-6. View in: PubMed

Seif D, Henderson SO. Use of therapeutic hypothermia in postcardiac arrest patients by emergency departments. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2011; 1(1):23-7. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Ahern T, Williams D, Mailhot T, Mandavia D. Emergency department ultrasound by nurse practitioners. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 Jul; 22(7):352-5. View in: PubMed

Vasquez V, Henderson S. Charcot foot? Charcot arthropathy caused by lisfranc fracture-dislocation in a diabetic. West J Emerg Med. 2010 May; 11(2):146-7. View in: PubMed

Morato D, Henderson S. Intraosseous meningioma. West J Emerg Med. 2010 May; 11(2):222. View in: PubMed

Eckstein M, Talamo M, Henderson SO. EMS and managed care: the Los Angeles experience. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010 Apr 6; 14(2):245-9. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Ahern TL. The utility of serial peak flow measurements in the acute asthmatic being treated in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb; 28(2):221-3. View in: PubMed

Richardson K, Henderson SO. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis presentation in the ED: a case report. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 27(9):1175. e1-3. View in: PubMed

Andrews L, Henderson SO. Supraglottic laryngeal mass. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 10(4):298-9. View in: PubMed

Shoenberger JM, Voskanian S, Johnson S, Ahern T, Henderson SO. Left ventricular hypertrophy may be transient in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 10(3):140-3. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, McClung CD, Sintuu C, Swadron SP. The presence of an Emergency Airway Response Team and its effects on in-hospital Code Blue. J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb; 36(2):116-20. View in: PubMed

Benson PC, Eckstein M, McClung CD, Henderson SO. Racial/ethnic differences in bystander CPR in Los Angeles, California. Ethn Dis. 2009; 19(4):401-6. View in: PubMed

Zadini F, Newton E, Abdi AA, Lenker J, Zadini G, Henderson SO. Use of the trendelenburg position in the porcine model improves carotid flow during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. West J Emerg Med. 2008 Nov; 9(4):206-11. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO. Point: diagnostic radiation: why aren't we stopping (or at least slowing down)? West J Emerg Med. 2008 May; 9(2):118-9. View in: PubMed

Ahern T, Henderson SO. Images in emergency medicine: traumatic pneumocephalus. West J Emerg Med. 2008 May; 9(2):123. View in: PubMed

Hernandez R, Jain A, Rosiere L, Henderson SO. A prospective clinical trial evaluating urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid levels in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Mar; 26(3):282-6. View in: PubMed

Villanueva H, Tijunelis M, Shapiro S, Henderson SO. Loss of digits after trauma in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. West J Emerg Med. 2008 Jan; 9(1):43-5. View in: PubMed

Deo RC, Patterson N, Tandon A, McDonald GJ, Haiman CA, Ardlie K, Henderson BE, Henderson SO, Reich D. A high-density admixture scan in 1,670 African Americans with hypertension. PLoS Genet. 2007 Nov; 3(11):e196. View in: PubMed

Liu M, Henderson SO. Myth: nephrolithiasis and medical expulsive therapy. CJEM. 2007 Nov; 9(6):463-5. View in: PubMed

Langdorf M, Henderson SO. The Birth of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: WestJEM. West J Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 8(3):70-2. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Simma-Chiang V, Lee C, Calder K, Mack WJ. Asthma: Effect of genotype on Response to Therapy in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 8(3):73-7. View in: PubMed

Testa N, Henderson SO. Images in Emergency Medicine: CSF Hydrothorax. West J Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 8(3):96. View in: PubMed

Shoenberger JM, Massopust K, Henderson SO. The use of bedside ultrasound in cardiac arrest. Cal J Emerg Med. 2007 May; 8(2):47-50. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Haiman CA, Wilkens LR, Kolonel LN, Wan P, Pike MC. Established risk factors account for most of the racial differences in cardiovascular disease mortality. PLoS One. 2007; 2(4):e377. View in: PubMed

Rea RS, Kane-Gill SL, Rudis MI, Seybert AL, Oyen LJ, Ou NN, Stauss JL, Kirisci L, Idrees U, Henderson SO. Comparing intravenous amiodarone or lidocaine, or both, outcomes for inpatients with pulseless ventricular arrhythmias. Crit Care Med. 2006 Jun; 34(6):1617-23. View in: PubMed

Merritt AL, Haiman C, Henderson SO. Myth: blood transfusion is effective for sickle cell anemia-associated priapism. CJEM. 2006 Mar; 8(2):119-22. View in: PubMed

Kelleher HB, Henderson SO. Severe hyponatremia due to desmopressin. J Emerg Med. 2006 Jan; 30(1):45-7. View in: PubMed

Allison S, Henderson SO. Slow supraventricular tachycardia in a patient on beta-blocker therapy. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Jul; 23(4):581-2. View in: PubMed

Tijunelis MA, Fitzsullivan E, Henderson SO. Noise in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 May; 23(3):332-5. View in: PubMed

Calder KK, Herbert M, Henderson SO. The mortality of untreated pulmonary embolism in emergency department patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Mar; 45(3):302-10. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Haiman CA, Mack W. Multiple Polymorphisms in the renin- angiotensin-aldosterone system (ACE, CYP11B2, AGTR1) and their contribution to hypertension in African Americans and Latinos in the multiethnic cohort. Am J Med Sci. 2004 Nov; 328(5):266-73. View in: PubMed

Tassone H, Moulin A, Henderson SO. The pitfalls of potassium replacement in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: a case report and review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 2004 Feb; 26(2):157-61. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Shoenberger JM. Anterior pneumothorax and a negative chest X-ray in trauma. J Emerg Med. 2004 Feb; 26(2):231-2. View in: PubMed

Johnson S, Henderson SO. Myth: the Trendelenburg position improves circulation in cases of shock. CJEM. 2004 Jan; 6(1):48-9. View in: PubMed

Lee C, Henderson SO. Emergent surgical complications of genitourinary infections. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2003 Nov; 21(4):1057-74. View in: PubMed

Haiman CA, Henderson SO, Bretsky P, Kolonel LN, Henderson BE. Genetic variation in angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) and breast cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort. Cancer Res. 2003 Oct 15; 63(20):6984-7. View in: PubMed

Calder K, Kokorowski P, Tran T, Henderson S. Emergency department presentation of pediatric stroke. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2003 Oct; 19(5):320-8. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Brestky P. Predictors of academic productivity in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Sep; 10(9):1009-11. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Bretsky P, DeQuattro V, Henderson BE. Treatment of hypertension in African Americans and Latinos: the effect of JNC VI on urban prescribing practices. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2003 Mar-Apr; 5(2):107-12. View in: PubMed

Sterrett C, Brownfield J, Korn CS, Hollinger M, Henderson SO. Patterns of presentation in heroin overdose resulting in pulmonary edema. Am J Emerg Med. 2003 Jan; 21(1):32-4. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Swadron S, Newton E. Comparison of intravenous ketorolac and meperidine in the treatment of biliary colic. J Emerg Med. 2002 Oct; 23(3):237-41. View in: PubMed

Calder KK, Tomongin C, Mallon WK, Genna T, Bretsky P, Henderson SO. Manual measurement of QT dispersion in patients with acute myocardial infarction and nondiagnostic electrocardiograms. Acad Emerg Med. 2002 Aug; 9(8):851-4. View in: PubMed

Moulin A, Bason-Mitchell M, Henderson SO. Cardiac contusion diagnosed by cardiac troponin. Am J Emerg Med. 2002 Jul; 20(4):382-3. View in: PubMed

Henderson SO, Magana RN, Korn CS, Genna T, Bretsky PM. Delayed presentation for care during acute myocardial infarction in a Hispanic population of Los Angeles County. Ethn Dis. 2002; 12(1):38-44. View in: PubMed

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