Bio

Bio


Dr. Hennessey is a Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University and her medical degree at Saint Louis University. Following an internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, she received her anesthesia and critical care training at Stanford University. Dr. Hennessey is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the faculty at Stanford in 2012 and performs clinical duties on the following services: general anesthesia, anesthesia preoperative care clinic, cardiothoracic intensive care unit, and medical-surgical intensive care unit. Clinical areas of study include early mobility and delirium management of critically ill patients as well as patient-family interaction in the ICU. She currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and as Associate Rotation Director for the Critical Care Core Clerkship at Stanford School of Medicine. Her medical education interests include simulation, flipped-classroom models, quality-improvement training for trainees, and patient-doctor communication skills.

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care
  • Medical Education
  • Patient Simulation

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Program Director, Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Co-Medical Director of Stanford LifeFlight, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012 - 2014)

Honors & Awards


  • John Thompson, M.D. Memorial Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Award - Teaching Award, Stanford University (2012)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2012)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2012)
  • Fellowship:Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Critical Care (2012) CA
  • Residency:Stanford University (2011) CA
  • Internship:St John'S Mercy Med Ctr - Mo (2008) MO
  • Medical Education:Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2007) MO

Community and International Work


  • IndoAnesthesia Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Topic

    US Guided Techniques in Anesthesia and Obstetric Critical Care

    Populations Served

    Local Anesthesiologists in Indonesia

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Medical Mission, Cumana, Venezuela

    Topic

    Anesthesia for Cleft Lip and Palate

    Partnering Organization(s)

    RotaPlast

    Populations Served

    Children and adults with facial deformities requiring surgical repair

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Teaching

Graduate and Fellowship Programs


  • Critical Care Medicine (Fellowship Program)

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