Heena Santry, MD, is an acute care surgeon, health services researcher, and healthcare design strategist. Dr. Santry cares for patients who have experienced an unexpected need for surgical care due to traumatic injury, intra-abdominal emergencies, and skin and soft-tissue emergencies. She also provides ICU care for critically ill surgical patients. Outside of clinical medicine, Dr. Santry utilizes data from qualitative research, survey research, epidemiology, and geographic information systems to help optimize the built environment, improve healthcare delivery, and assure high-quality, patient-centered outcomes.
She graduated from Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in just three years. She went on to the University of Massachusetts to earn her medical degree. She earned her Master of Science in Health Studies at the University of Chicago during her general surgery residency at the same location where she also completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. After residency, Dr. Santry completed subspecialty training in trauma surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago followed by Acute Care Surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been an attending surgeon since 2010.
When she is not working, Dr. Santry enjoys snuggling her two lap dogs, spectating at her children's excessive extracurricular activities, fair-weather running, hosting last-minute parties, and pretending to be crafty.
Masters of Science
- University of Chicago - Health Studies
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Massachusetts General Hospital - Acute Care Surgery
- 2008: Cook County Hospital - Trauma Surgery
- University of Chicago - General Surgery
- Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program - Health Services Research
I strive to ensure quality and equity by treating patients and their caregivers with empathy, humility, and the highest level of clinical judgment and technical expertise.
Heena Santry, MD