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Theresa A. Hennessey, M.D.

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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 536-3564
Shriners Hospital for Children
Fairfax Road & Virginia
Salt Lake City, UT 84103


Dr. Theresa Hennessey, Assistant Professor, has been with the Department of Orthopaedics since 2006, when she completed her fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Her practice is primarily at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City. Dr. Hennessey practices General Pediatric Orthopaedics, her areas of particular interest include clubfeet, developmental dysplasia of the hip, Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, limb deformities and deficiencies. She also has experience with skeletal dysplasias, arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy, and foot deformities. Dr. Hennessey is passionate about International Medicine and involved in such work in Nicaragua, Haiti, and Ecuador.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 536-3600 Shriners Hospital for Children
Fairfax Road & Virginia
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Academic Bio

Dr. Theresa Hennessey is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, specializing in Pediatric Orthopaedics. She receieved her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and her medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedics was completed at the University of Utah. Dr. Hennessey is involved in clinical research and has several articles and book chapters to her credit.

She is a board member on the University of Utah IRB, and is an active committee member in POSNA.


Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training Dartmouth College/The Dartmouth Institute/Tuck School of Business MHCDS
Masters of Health Care Delivery Science
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedics
Residency Case Western Reserve University
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship Case Western University Hospital
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Colorado School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Notre Dame
Major: Government and International Studies, 2nd Major: French, Minor: Peace Studies


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Chong DY, Macwilliams BA, Hennessey TA, Teske N, Stevens PM (July 2015). Prospective comparison of subtalar arthroereisis with lateral column lengthening for painful flatfeet. J Pediatr Orthop B, 24(4), 345–353.
  2. Hyman JE, Trupia EP, Wright ML, Matsumoto H, Jo CH, Mulpuri K, Joseph B, Kim HKW, International Perthes Study Group Members (2015). Interobserver and Intraobserver Reliability of the Modified Waldenstrom Classification System for Staging of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(8), 643-650.
  3. Sant DW, Margraf RL, Stevenson DA, Grossmann AH, Viskochil DH, Hanson H, Everitt MD, Rios JJ, Elefteriou F, Hennessey TA, Mao R (01/22/2015). Evaluation of somatic mutations in tibial pseudarthrosis samples in neurofibromatosis type 1. J Med Genet, 10.1136, 1-6.
  4. Carroll KL, Murray KA, MacLeod LM, Hennessey TA, Woiczik MR, Roach JW (2011). Measurement of the center edge angle and determination of the Severin classification using digital radiography, computer-assisted measurement tools, and a Severin algorithm: intraobserver and interobserver reliability revisited. J Pediatr Orthop, 31(4), e30-5.
  5. Hennessey T, Morgan SJ, Elliot JP, Offner PJ, Ferrari JD (2002). Helmet Availability at Skiing and Snowboarding Rental Shops: A survey of Colorado Ski Resort rental practices. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 22(2), 110-2.
  6. Biffl WL, Smith WR, Moore EE, Gonzalez RJ, Morgan SJ, Hennessey T, Offner PJ, Ray CE Jr, Franciose RJ, Burch JM (2001). Evolution of a multidisciplinary clinical pathway for the management of unstable patients with pelvic fractures. Annals of Surgery, 233(6), 842-50.
  7. West P, Hennessey TA, Plumb J, Mundorf M, Bratton S, Woiczik MR (Submitted). Pediatric Supracondylar Humeral Fractures: care efficiency and cost analysis. J Pediatr Orthop B.


  1. Hennessey TA (2012). Congenital clubfoot and the Ponseti method: a review of recent literature. [Review]. Current Orthopaedic Practice, 23(5), 442-447.

Case Report

  1. Vallier HA, Hennessey TA, Sontich JK, Patterson BM (2006). Failure of LCP condylar plate fixation in the distal part of the femur. A report of six cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 88(4), 846-53.

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