Cody Henderson, MD
CHRISTUS Children's

Cody Henderson, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


Dr. Henderson trained as a pediatrician and neonatologist in the United States Air Force. He was the neonatal ECMO Medical Director responsible for providing worldwide ECMO availability for United States military dependent infants. He subsequently came to CHRISTUS Children’s as a neonatologist in 2007, helping to roll out the hypothermia program for at-risk neonates and as ECMO Medical Director. He has ECMO, large health-care team simulation, and core neonatal research and education interests.

His special interests include ECMO, hypoxemic respiratory failure, hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy, chronic lung disease.

“I’m always busy with family. We’ve been foster parents for the last four years with eight children ranging in age from 3 to 35,” Dr. Henderson says of his time away from the hospital.

Research and publications

Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital
CHRISTUS Children’s


Education & Certifications

  • Education


    University of Alabama School of Medicine (now UAB), Birmingham, Alabama

  • Education


    Keesler USAF Medical Center Pediatric Residency, Biloxi, Mississippi

  • Education


    Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, San Antonio

  • Certificate

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Pediatrics: Neonatal-perinatal medicine