Dr. Hennessy is a board certified glaucoma-trained ophthalmologist. She specializes in the medical, laser and surgical management of all types of open and closed angle glaucoma. She also performs traditional as well as laser-assisted cataract surgery and has access to the latest implantable devices for the treatment of glaucoma.
A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Hennessy graduated magna cum laude from Providence College, where she was a member of the Pre-Medical and Mathematics honor societies. While at PC, she volunteered for medical missions in Guatemala and began to explore her interest in medicine. She was awarded the Citizens’ Bank “Good Citizen Award” presented by Senator George Mitchell. She then went on to attend medical school at Brown University. She received a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where she received a Capstone Award for Outstanding Achievement for her research in ocular trauma.
Dr. Hennessy completed her ophthalmology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and her glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Alan Robin in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Hennessy has published several peer-reviewed articles and has presented at local and national conferences on her research, which centered around glaucoma patients’ compliance with eye-drop instillation. She also serves as a reviewer for many ophthalmology journals. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society.
After practicing for several years in Maryland and then California, Dr. Hennessy and her family are happy to be returning to New England. She enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with her husband and 2 young sons.
She is an active staff member at the Elliot Hospital, Catholic Medical Center and Veterans Hospital in Manchester.