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About Us

John G. McHenry, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. McHenry grew up on a farm where he raised Black Angus steers, Suffolk sheep, and learned construction and landscaping.  His father had degrees in both agriculture and chemistry and was trained in ophthalmology, otolaryngology and plastic surgery and practiced medicine. The elder Dr. McHenry worked on the farm until he was 94 and was a major Inspiration for Dr. McHenry. Another influence on Dr. McHenry was one of his father’s friends, Dr. Frank Walsh.  Dr. Walsh is considered the founder of neuro-ophthalmology and wrote the definitive text on neuro-ophthalmology and helped young John to direct his career toward his chosen field.

Dr. McHenry was valedictorian and graduated first in his high school class. He went on to Bowdoin college in Brunswick, Maine and graduated first in his class, summa cum laude. But it wasn’t until he went on to Divinity School at the University of Chicago that he became convinced that he wanted to help people like his father.

Dr. McHenry attended medical School at Temple University in Philadelphia where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor fraternity. There he became interested in traumatic brain injuries and neuro-ophthalmic trauma. He also received the Anatomy Prize for the top student and graduated with Honors.

Dr. McHenry then interned in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania and did his ophthalmology residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. He was Chief Resident there and went on to do a fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology, Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery under Thomas Spoor, MD at the Kresge Eye Institute.

He stayed on to become Dr. Spoor’s associate was appointed the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Detroit Receiving Hospital, a Level One Trauma Facility. He was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University where he was the director of the resident clinic supervising resident teaching and indigent care. He did extensive work with reconstructive surgery and traumatic optic neuropathy.

Dr. McHenry also finished his Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Heath Administration and Policy. His field was mathematical modeling of health care systems and his thesis was in patient flow and efficiency through an ophthalmology clinic.

Dr. McHenry has delivered major papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the International Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and The North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society on Pseudotumor Cerebri, Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy, Traumatic Optic Neuropathy, Central Retinal Vein Occlusion, and Standardized Echography. He has also published extensively on Pseudotumor Cerebri and Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.  Dr. McHenry received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was the Secretary of the Neuro-ophthalmic Surgery Society.

Locally, he was a member of the Skull Base Surgery Group at Zale Lipshy Hospital at UT Southwestern where he ran the Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery Fellowship. He was named one of the Best Doctors in America in 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, Dr. McHenry left UT Southwestern to establish an interventional neuro-ophthalmic network throughout North Texas to better deliver healthcare in a changing environment. This also enables him to bring his health administration organizational skills to better treat patients in North Texas and the surrounding areas and states.

As you can tell by the décor in the offices, when he is not at the office, Dr. McHenry is also Texas rancher where he enjoys spending time with his wife and working with the livestock.

Dr. McHenry specializes in optic nerve disease, unexplained visual loss, pseudotumor cerebri, headache, diplopia, nerve palsies, ptosis, tearing and thyroid eye disease. If you feel that he can help you or someone you know please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

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Orbital Surgery

Clinical Interests

Pseudotumor Cerebri and Optic Neuropathies
Thyroid Eye Disease
Adult Strabismus

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia (1987)


Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University,
Ophthalmology (1988 – 1991)

Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University,
Ophthalmology Chief Resident (1990 – 1991)


Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery,
Kresge Eye Institute, (1991 – 1992)

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmology (1997)
Alpha Omega Alpha (1987)
Honors Graduate (1987)
Anatomy Prize (1987)
Best Doctors in America (2008, 2009)


News & Events

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