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Erin Hennessey, MD

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Anesthesia Department 300 Pasteur Dr Rm H3580 MC 5640 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-5024 Fax (650) 725-0009
  • Academic Offices
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


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 and 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 CA (2012)
Residency: Stanford University CA (2011)
Internship: St John'S Mercy Med Ctr - Mo MO (2008)
Medical Education: Saint Louis University School of Medicine MO (2007)

Community and International Work

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

  • Critical Care Medicine (Fellowship Program)

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