AASPD Candidate – Hennessey

Erin K. Hennessey, MD

Stanford University

Dr. Erin Hennessey is a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University. She became the Program Director for the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in 2015 and served as the Associate Program Director from 2013-2015. She has attended the SAAAPM annual meetings since 2014. She remains active within the critical care fellowship community through the program directors group in SOCCA and through the annual meeting at the SCCM. Dr. Hennessey has an interest in curriculum development for fellows in the areas of mentoring, critical care ultrasound, and wellness programs. She is currently working on her Masters in Education of Health Professions through the Johns Hopkins School of Education and is studying the effectiveness of milestone- based assessments for ACCM programs. Her clinical duties at Stanford include general anesthesia, anesthesia perioperative service, preoperative care clinic, cardiothoracic ICU, and medical-surgical ICU. Clinical topics of interest include early mobility and delirium management of critically ill patients, patient-family interaction in the ICU, and communication techniques for hand-offs. She is currently teaching at the undergraduate, undergraduate medical, and graduate medical education level with a keen interest in recruiting competent and compassionate physicians into the field of Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine. She served as the Critical Care Councilor for the AASPD for the past two years. As a Councilor she was heavily involved in creating the break-out session model for the national meeting and co-facilitated the group discussion on scholarly work of fellowship program directors. This year she will be co-facilitating the breakout session on teaching portfolios. As a second-term nominee she looks forward to working on using feedback and member input to continue to enhance the meeting quality and experience.