Heather Acuff, PhD, MD

CA-2 Resident & WU Scholar

Heather is a CA-2 resident in the anesthesia department. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, attended undergrad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then completed an MD/PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. She is now in the WU Scholars Program conducting research on postoperative delirium with Dr. Ben Palanca.

When she’s not working on her research, she can be found rotating through the various anesthesiology specialties. Her goal is to complete two fellowships after her residency training, one in obstetrics and one in cardiothoracic anesthesiology. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring St. Louis, going dancing, and doing crafts such as knitting stuffed animals and making custom cross-stitch patterns. She is very happy that she chose to come to WashU for residency, and she is excited to continue her anesthesia training!