David hackenson, md

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine


Dr. Hackenson is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology, and holds a BS in Engineering and Applied Science. He worked outside of medicine for several years, most recently for Boeing as a systems engineer for communication spacecraft. He has experience in manufacturing and assembly, CNC machining, CAD, and fault tolerant system design. He made the transition to medicine to do more to help others, and to bring engineering insight and solutions to bear on medical problems. He completed his medical degree at Wayne State University, a three year residency in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University, and a two year fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Indiana University. He practices in the University Hospital Emergency Department and Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3). He has a strong interest in medical device development, and leveraging technology to anticipate and solve technical medical problems.