President, St. Louis Children's Hospital
As president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mark W. Shen, MD, MBA, is responsible for the successful operation of this over 300-bed pediatric hospital that has provided exceptional care for children for more than 130 years. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It has provided care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. A member of BJC HealthCare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids.
Prior to joining BJC in 2018, Dr. Shen served in multiple leadership roles with Ascension Health In 2017 he served as chief executive officer for the Ascension Texas Accountable Care Network and as senior vice president of network development at Ascension Texas. His responsibilities included developing statewide partnerships and acquisition opportunities across the pediatric and adult delivery systems. From 2013-2017 he was president of Dell Children’s Medical Center/Dell Children’s Health. In this role he led the strategic, clinical and operational integration across the pediatric enterprise and oversaw philanthropic, brand, academic and advocacy priorities for pediatrics across Ascension Texas.
Dr. Shen holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.; a medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas; and a master’s degree in business administration from McCombs School of Business - The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Shen, his wife Bridget, and their two children live in St. Louis City.