AASPD Candidate – Hennessey

Erin Hennessy, M.D.

Stanford University

Dr. Erin Hennessey is a Clinical Assistant 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 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. As part of her clinical role in the Stanford Anesthesia Pre-Operative Clinic, she is interested in expanding the role of the anesthesiologist to that of a perioperative physician who provides a continuum of care to patients. She has spoken nationally on the topic regarding the benefits of having a perioperative surgical home model and looks forward to expanding this role at Stanford and for future residents. She is currently teaching at the undergraduate, undergraduate medical, and graduate medical education level with a keen interest in recruiting competent and compassionate physicians in to the field of Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine.