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Thomas A. Hensing, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Thomas Hensing, MD, specializes in thoracic oncology. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and mediastinal tumors -- malignancies that develop in the area of the chest that separates the lungs and contains the heart.

An active researcher, Dr. Hensing's work focuses on advancing therapies for non-small cell lung cancer. He serves as the primary investigator on numerous clinical trials designed to bring new cancer-fighting drugs to the market, and has developed an innovative tool to monitor symptoms for people with late stage lung cancer. Dr. Hensing also has studied the impact of electronic health records on the culture of outpatient medical oncology practices.

Dr. Hensing has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, as well as several chapters in leading textbooks. In addition, he is frequently invited to present his work at national and international conferences on personalized therapies for lung cancer.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

University of Maryland

Internship and Residency

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (medicine)


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (hematology-oncology)


American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
Illinois Medical Oncology Society
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-4400

Office Fax

(773) 702-0963

Office Postal Address

Thomas A. Hensing, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Hensing's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.