Dr. Shea earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. She completed her pediatrics residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and worked as a hospitalist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Dr. Shea moved to Nashville, TN, for her pediatric critical care fellowship at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Fellow. She now is a pediatric intensivist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Her extra-clinical work includes projects in medical education, biomedical ethics, and communication skills development.

Outside of work, Dr. Shea’s young children keep her very busy, so she tries her best to wear them out while exploring the Metroplex. She is an avid Peloton user and loves to travel, with Chile and Portugal as some of her favorite trips.


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Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Exploring Pediatric Residents’ Views on Learning to Communicate Serious News
Shea M, Hills T. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2022
Improving Food Insecurity Screening and Referral at Theresa Lang Children’s Center- A Resident-led Quality Improvement Initiative.
Chan A, Abramson E, Osorio SN, Cheng Y, Dabakis M, Dybbro E, Kaushik A, Satty A, Shea M, Voleti S, Rosenblum R. Pediatric Academic Society 2018
The Lack of Neonatal Consequences in Pre-Eclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome: A Surprising Finding
Boyan WP, Shea B, Fiore N, Shea M, Fenig Y, Cohen IT. Journal of Neonatal Surgery 2017 6 76
Frailty and Early Mortality after Lung Transplantation: Preliminary Results
Lederer DJ, Sonett JR, Philip NA, Larkin M, Peterson ER, Desai A, Sanyal S, Shah L, Robbins HA, Raza K, Reilly G, DOvidio F, Bacchetta M, Arcasoy S Elsevier 2013 32 4 S119-S120
Gender, Race, And Clinical Characteristics Of Frail Lung Transplant Candidates
Podolanczuk A, Peterson E, Shah L, Robbins H, Philip N, Desai A, Larkin M, Arcasoy S, Lederer D. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2013 187 A2197
Frailty Is Independently Associated With Reduced Six-Minute Walk Distance In Lung Transplant Candidates
Restivo M, Peterson E, Shah L, Robbins H, Philip NA, Desai A, Larkin M, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2013 187 A2198
Fludrocortisone improves nausea in children with orthostatic intolerance (OI).
Fortunato JE, Shaltout HA, Larkin MM, Rowe PC, Diz DI, Koch KL, Clin Auton Res 2011 Dec 21 6 419-23

Honors & Awards

  • Distinction in Leadership
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2023)
  • Distinction in Biomedical Ethics
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2022)
  • Louisa B. Smith Memorial Scholarship
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to female students with outstanding capability and strong motivation (2015)
  • Board of Trustees Mason W. Pressly and Oscar John Snyder Scholarship
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for exceptional academic record and achievement (2014-2015)
  • Silver and Gold Touch Awards for Community Service
    Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (2013-2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)