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Zsakeba Henderson, MD, FACOG

Zsakeba Henderson, MD
Senior Vice President of Maternal and Child Health Impact and Interim Chief Medical and Health Officer, March of Dimes

Dr. Henderson provides strategic direction and clinical expertise across March of Dimes to help end the maternal and infant health crisis, including the direction of March of Dimes mission programs and services, professional and patient education, and government affairs and advocacy. She is a board-certified OB-GYN, and she previously led the program in support of state-based perinatal quality collaboratives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health, including leading the establishment of the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (NNPQC). She currently serves as an executive committee member and the obstetric co-chair for the NNPQC. She received her bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also completed her internship and residency at Harvard at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She subsequently entered the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC in the Division of STD Prevention. Her work and experience include program development and research in the areas of perinatal quality improvement to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, the prevention of preterm birth, and the development of robust partnerships and networks to improve population-level outcomes for mothers and infants.