President, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Dr. Mark Shen was named president of Dell Children’s in February 2014, becoming the first physician to lead a Seton hospital. Before that, he was interim president for Dell Children’s Health and directed the pediatric hospitalist group Pediatric Consultation and Referral Service at Dell Children’s Medical Center from 2007 to 2013.
He helped develop Children’s Comprehensive Care, a pilot clinic for the most medically complex children in Central Texas.
Dr. Shen has longstanding interests in medical education and clinical quality. He has been active both regionally and nationally in pediatric hospital medicine in a variety of committee and editorial roles. He received an Outstanding Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Project award at the UT Clinical Safety & Effectiveness conference in 2011 for a national collaborative to improve communication between hospital and primary care provider when patients leave the hospital. In 2012, he received the Ruth M. Bain Young Physician of the Year Award from the Travis County Medical Society.
Dr. Shen received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his postgraduate training in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.