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Theresa Hennessey, M.D.

Theresa Hennessey, M.D.

Theresa A. Hennessey, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City. She is also an associate professor (clinical) of orthopaedics at the University of Utah.

Dr. Hennessey received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She did her residency in orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University and completed her fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Primary Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City. In addition, she has completed a master’s degree in health care delivery science at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Hennessey specializes in the treatment of clubfoot, hip dysplasia, congenital deformities, pediatric trauma and fractures, limb deformities and other foot deformities. Her research interests include the science of health care delivery, clubfoot, hip dysplasia and fracture care. Dr. Hennessey is passionate about international medicine and has been involved in such work in Nicaragua, Haiti and Ecuador.


  • Medical Degree, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Case Western Reserve University
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Primary Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City
  • Masters in Health Care Deliver Sciend (MHCDS) from Dartmouth College
  • University of Utah Associate Professor (Clinical)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthpaedics
  • Fellow of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Awards, publications and textbook contributions

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