Baptist Health Announces Little Rock Hospital Leadership Changes

Mar 08, 2024 at 12:33 am by Staff

Dr. David Shenker and Mackenzie Clyburn


LITTLE ROCK – Two existing members of leadership at Baptist Health Medical
Center-Little Rock have received promotions.

Mackenzie Clyburn has been promoted to vice president of hospital operations at BHMC-
Little Rock. Dr. David Shenker is now the hospital’s chief medical officer.

Clyburn, a native of Little Rock, has been in health care administration since 2018 and
previously served as assistant vice president of hospital operations at BHMC-Little Rock. She
most recently won the 2023 ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executive Award at the Arkansas
Hospital Association annual meeting.

Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of
Arkansas and her Master of Health Administration from UAMS. In addition, she completed an Administrative Fellowship at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2019, and served in various health care leadership roles there before coming to Baptist Health.

Dr. David Shenker was born in Philadelphia and moved to Little Rock at the age of 10.
He graduated from Catholic High School for Boys and then attended University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

From there, it was back to Little Rock where Dr. Shenker attended the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to receive a Master of Science in Physiology and
Biophysics. He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UAMS.
Dr. Shenker’s time at Baptist Health began in 1989 as a surgical assistant in orthopedic
surgery. Since then, he has amassed an extensive background in medicine at various health
care organizations in Arkansas.

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