Joy Henningsen VAMC


Joy A. Henningsen, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor,  VAMC Section

Dr. Henningsen earned her M.D. from UAB. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and its affiliate the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center before pursuing subspecialty fellowship training in Body Imaging at Stanford University. Beyond medical imaging, her professional interests include medical journalism, health policy, and gender equality in medicine. Dr. Henningsen is a passionate healthcare communicator and medical news contributor for both national and local news outlets, on-air and in print.



The UAB Department of Radiology serves a pivotal and critical role in support of comprehensive patient care provided by the UAB Health System. 

Over 81 highly trained radiologists in every sub-specialty field form the foundation of diagnostic and therapeutic services are available to patients throughout the country. 


The UAB Department of Radiology has active research in clinical, translational and basic science disciplines. Our research includes external funding portfolios and collaborative research with UAB and regional investigators.


Our mission is to graduate well rounded, excellently trained radiologists capable of performing and interpreting a comprehensive range of radiologic procedures, who embrace the challenge of life-long learning in Radiology.

Patient Care

Our physicians and staff provide continuous support for our inpatient and outpatient facilities, including the state’s only ACS certified adult Level I trauma center.