University of Missouri-Columbia | 1993 | B.Sc.Ed.
Dr. Henderson received his Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology at Kansas University Medical Center in 2001 with studies focusing on the oxygen transport system and effects of exercise and acclimatization to hypoxia. He completed his Postdoctoral training on endothelial function, diet and exercise using a swine model at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004; with additional Postdoctoral training on cell signaling in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Loyola University. In 2007 he became an Assistant Professor at the Cardiovascular Institute at Loyola University Chicago. During this time he served as an interim Small Animal Core Director for animal models of heart failure. In 2011, he joined Midwestern University and was promoted to Associate professor with tenure in 2016. His research now focuses on the mechanisms and efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on the the cardio-pulmonary systems and cranial rhythmic impulse.
Downers Grove, IL
Chicago College of Optometry
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
College of Graduate Studies - IL
College of Health Sciences - IL
Biomedical Sciences (M.A.)
Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.)
Physician Assistant Studies
University of Missouri-Columbia | 1993 | B.Sc.Ed.
Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University
1524 &1525 Human Physiology: Body Water, Respiratory, Renal & Acid Base Physiology Lecturer/Director 2011-Present
College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, Midwestern University
IBSSD 1534 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems: Lecture/Director 2015-Present
IBSSD 1540 Renal and Acid Base Physiology Lecturer 2019-Present
Chicago College of Health Sciences, Midwestern University
1511 Human Physiology: Body Water, Respiratory, Renal & Acid Base Physiology Lecturer 2013-Present
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
1501 & 1502 Human Physiology: Small Groups, Acid Base Physiology Lecturer 2011-Present
Chicago College of Optometry, Midwestern University
1530 & 1531 Human Physiology: Body Water, Respiratory, Renal & Acid Base Physiology Lecturer 2017-Present
Osteopathic Research: With an appointment in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, I started learning about Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). OMM treatments have proven efficacy, but lack physiological mechanisms to define their use as evidence based medicine. In 2014, I requested and obtained a joint appointment in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department. Working with Dr. Kurt Heinking (Chair of the OMM Department) we are currently building various research programs that will focus on Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). This includes the effect of somatic dysfunction and fascial strain patterns on pulmonary function, the effect of HVLA on low back pain and sympathetic tone, and Cranial Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Because cranial osteopathy is one of the most difficult topics to teach and skill to master; we are working on ways to visualize and measure cranial motion and to identify mechanisms for volumetric changes. This line of research has multiple collaborative possibilities with Speech Language Pathology (Dr. Megan Cuellar), Physical Therapy (Dr. Janey Prodoehl), Dental Medicine (Dr. Charles Patterson and Dr. Larry Williams), and Clinical Integration (Dr. Mireille Rizkalla).
- Henderson, K.K., S. Danzi, J.T. Paul, G. Leya, I. Klein, and A.M. Samarel. Myocardial infarction and low T3 syndrome: effect of thyroid hormone replacement on left ventricular function. Circ. Heart Failure. 2:243-252, 2009.
- Kottam, A., J. Dubois, A. McElligott and K.K. Henderson. Novel Approach to Admittance to Volume Conversion for Ventricular Volume Measurement. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011:2514-7, 2011.
- Govindan S., A. McElligott, S. Muthusamy, N. Nair, D. Barefield, J.L. Martin, E. Gongora, K.D. Greis, P.K. Luther, S. Winegrad, K.K. Henderson, and S. Sadayappan. Cardiac myosin binding protein-C is a potential diagnostic biomarker for myocardial infarction. J Mol Cell Cardiol. Jan; 52(1): 154-64, 2012.
- Henderson, K.K., J. Parker, and K. Heinking. Mountaineering-Induced Bilateral Plantar Paresthesia. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014; 114(7):549-555. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.108.
- Zafiratos, M.T., S. Manam, K.K. Henderson, K.H. Ramsey, A.K. Murthy. CD8+ T cells Mediate Chlamydia pneumoniae Induced Atherosclerosis in Mice. Pathogens and Disease 2015. Oct;73(7).
- Tamayo, C.A., M. Rizkalla, and K.K. Henderson. Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional Empathy in Pharmacy Students: Targeting Programs for Curriculum Modification. Frontiers in Pharmacology 2016. April 7(96) : 1-8.
- Rizkalla, M., K.K. Henderson, K. Huntington-Alfano, K.P. Heinking, N.D. Krumdick, A. Koronkiewicz, M. Knees, H. Hoffman, F. Elahi, and A. Impens. Does Osteopathic Manipulation Make a Neuropsychological Brain of Difference in Adults with Pain? A BOD Study Protocol and Rational for a New Approach. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018 Sept 1; 118(9): 614-622.
- Rizkalla, M. and K.K. Henderson. Empathy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Is It All in the Hands? J Am Osteopathic Assoc. 2018 Sept 1 ; 118(9) : 573-585.
- Li W, Gudipaty P, Li C, Henderson KK, Ramsey KH, Murthy AK. Intranasal immunization with recombinant chlamydial protease-like activity factor attenuates atherosclerotic pathology following Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in mice. Immunol Cell Biol. 2019 Jan;97(1):85-91. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12192. Epub 2018 Aug 23.PMID: 30051926
- Zafiratos MT, Cottrell JT, Manam S, Henderson KK, Ramsey KH, Murthy AK. Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily members 1a and 1b contribute to exacerbation of atherosclerosis by Chlamydia pneumoniae in mice. Microbes Infect. 2019 Mar;21(2):104-108. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Oct 4.PMID: 30292879
- Barnett ME, Henderson KK, Elliott-Burke TL, Heinking KP. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain due to High-Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2023, pp. 12–18, doi:10.33181/13095.
Member: American Physiological Society
Member: Sigma Xi
Member: American Osteopathic Association
Member: American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)
Chair: AAO: Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
Title: Analytical Assessment of the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse
Agency: American Academy of Osteopathy
PI: Kyle K Henderson, PhD
Phi Zeta Research Award; Department of Biomedical Science; University of Missouri-Columbia
American Physiological Society: Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section; Gatorade Postdoctoral Award
Falk Cardiovascular Research Fellowship: Cardiovascular Institute, Loyola University Medical Center
Beck/Scanlon Cardiovascular Scientist Development Award: Cardiovascular Institute, Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago Children’s Heart Association: Community Service Award
American Heart Association: 2013 Research Champion of the Year
American Heart Association: 2014 Chicago Marathon Team Member