Katherine Hesse, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director of Pediatric Emergency Department

Portrait of Katherine Hesse
  • Medical School:
    Tufts University
  • Residency:
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Katherine Hesse is currently Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut. Through an affiliation between Lawrence & Memorial Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department and Yale University, she also holds a clinical faculty appointment at Yale. 

Dr. Hesse completed her first two years of pediatric residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where she worked as a pediatric emergency medicine attending for three years before moving to Boston. She completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hesse earned her Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She received a Master of Public Health and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

Prior to joining USACS, Dr. Hesse worked as a pediatric emergency medicine attending at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut for nine years. Dr. Hesse is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Hesse was raised in Branford, Connecticut with four younger brothers. She now lives in Guilford, Connecticut with her husband, Tom, who is a project manager in Bristol, Connecticut and their two busy, silly daughters.