Erin Hennessey, MD

Erin Hennessey, MD


Bio:   Dr. Hennessey is a Clinical Assistant Professor 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 completed 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 Program Director of the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and as the 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, methods of assessment, and patient-doctor communication skills.

Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

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

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Program Director, Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, Stanford University (2013 - 2015)
  • Co-Medical Director of Stanford LifeFlight, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012 - 2014)
  • Program Director, Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, Stanford Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Rotation Director, Critical Care Core Clerkship, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)