Zachary Hena, MD, MS

Department: Critical Care


Dr. Zachary Hena is an attending physician within the Pediatric Critical Care division at Jacobi Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University and Albany Medical College. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore followed by a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In August 2021, he joined the Department of Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center. Since then, he has helped develop curriculum for the residents at Jacobi Medical Center and physician assistant students from CUNY related to pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology. He has a great interest in medical education and has received awards for Teaching Excellence in 2021 from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pediatrics as well as the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore & Albert Einstein College of Medicine June 2019 and June 2016. His research has touched on quality improvement within critical setting, as well peer reviewed publications on cardiac catheterization and multiorgan system failure. His interest in simulation started at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as a critical care fellow. He is fortunate to continue this work at Jacobi Medical Center within the Department of Pediatrics.

Education & Training

Undergraduate School:
B.S., New York University

Graduate School:
M.S., New York University

Medical School:
Albany Medical College


  • Internship and Residency: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore


  • Pediatric Cardiology: Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Honors & Awards