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Theresa A. Hennessey, MD

Theresa A. Hennessey, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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 - Associate Professor (Clinical)

Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education History

Graduate Training Dartmouth College/The Dartmouth Institute/Tuck School of Business
Masters of Health Care Delivery Science

Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedics

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 Publications - Journal Articles

Journal Article

  1. Chong DY, Macwilliams BA, Hennessey TA, Teske N, Stevens PM (2015). Prospective comparison of subtalar arthroereisis with lateral column lengthening for painful flatfeet. J Pediatr Orthop B, 24(4), 345-53.
  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. Eckhoff MD, Hennessey TA (). Open Reduction of Pediatric Lateral Condyle Fractures: A Systematic Review (SAE-2020-238). Shoulder & Elbow.

Book Chapter

  1. Hennessey TA, Thompson GH (2005). The Limping Child. In Burg, Ingelfinger, Polin and Gershon (Eds.), Current Pediatric Therapy (18th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Publishers.
  2. Wilber JH, Hennessey TA (2005). Initial Assessment and Management of the Multiple-Injured Patient with Orthopaedic Injuries. In Fonseca et al (Ed.), Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma (Third Edition). Saunders Publishers.

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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Theresa A. Hennessey, MD Practice Location
  • Lehi Primary Children’s Hospital

    250 N Miller Campus Dr
    Suite 300
    Lehi UT 84043



Pediatric Orthopaedics Clinic locations

  • Idaho Falls Community Hospital Pediatric Specialty Center

    2330 Desoto Street
    Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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  • Primary Children's Hospital (PCH)

    100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
    Suite 4550,
    Salt Lake City, UT  84113

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  • Lehi Primary Children’s Hospital

    250 N Miller Campus Dr
    Suite 300,
    Lehi, UT 84043

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  • Utah Valley Outpatient Center (Provo)

    1157 N. 300 W.
    Suite 302,
    Provo, UT 84604

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  • Layton Intermountain Hospital (Layton)

    201 W. Layton Parkway,
    Suite 3B,
    Layton, UT 84041

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  • Outreach Clinic - Missoula MT

    2360 Mullan Rd
    Suite C,
    Missoula MT 59808

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  • Outreach Clinic - St. George

    1380 E Medical Center Drive,
    Bldg 1; St.
    George UT 84790

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  • Outreach Clinic - Moab

    Moab Regional Hosp,
    450 Williams Way,
    Moab UT 84532

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  • Outreach Clinic - Blanding

    San Juan Health Dept.,
    735 S 200 W Ste 2,
    Blanding UT 84511

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  • Outreach clinic - Vernal

    Tricounty Health Dept.,
    133 S 500 E,
    Vernal UT 84078

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  • Outreach Clinic- Idaho Falls, ID

    Pediatric Specialty Clinic,
    Eastern ID Regional Medical Center,
    2330 Desoto St.
    Idaho Falls 83401

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