Terry W. Hensle, M.D., FACS, FAAP 1964
Terry W. Hensle was born in New York City and educated at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, followed by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he received a BS in Economics in 1964. As an undergraduate, Terry played both football and baseball for the University of Pennsylvania and in 1964 received the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia Outstanding Player Award. Terry received his medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College in 1968 and did an internship and general surgical residency at the Harvard Surgical Services of the Boston City Hospital in Boston. He served as a research fellow at the Harvard Medical School from 1968-1976 where he was involved in the development of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) and it's affect on surgical patients.
Terry served as a general surgeon in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1972, and returned to Boston for his urology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Following general urologic training, he did a year of pediatric urology fellowship with Dr. W. Hardy Hendren at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a second year of pediatric urology training as a visiting fellow at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London under the directorship of Sir David Innes Williams.
Following his training, Terry became a faculty member of the Department of Urology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Director of Pediatric Urology at the Babies Hospital in New York City in 1978. He was the Director of Pediatric Urology at the Children's Hospital of New York from 1978 to 2005, and the Director Emeritus from 2005 to 2011. Terry served as the Given Foundation Professor of Urology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2005 to 2011 and as the Associate Director of the Department of Urology during that period. At present he is the Emeritus Given Foundation Professor of Urology at Columbia University.
Terry has served as one of the early Presidents of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), as well as president of the Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU), the Northeast Medical Association (NEMA) and the New York Medical and Surgical Society (NYMSS). He has served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and Chairman of the Council of Urology of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he has been Chairman of the Urology Section of The New York Academy of Medicine and a long standing member of the examination committee of the American Board of Urology.
Terry is a member of The Society for Pediatric Urologic Surgery (SPUS), and a member of The American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, as well as the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Nutritional Trust in Boston, Massachusetts for more than 20 years.
Terry has served as Visiting Professor, or Visiting Lecturer more than 70 times in 11 different countries. During the last 30 years he has done surgery for children in need all over the world. In addition, he has served as Editorial Consultant of the Journal of Urology, The Journal of Pediatric Urology, Urology, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Transplantation. Terry has been the author or co-author of more than 180 peer reviewed publications in literature, has authored 42 text book chapters, and 31 review articles. In addition, he has authored a non-medical book entitled, Golf After Fifty: Playing Without Pain.