Irving Shen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.

  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Irving Shen is Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery at OHSU, as well as the John C. Hursh Endowed Chair. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. Dr. Shen's clinical research interests include blood conservation in pediatric cardiac surgery and cerebral blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass.


  • A.B., 1984, Cornell University
  • M.D., 1988, OHSU
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Washington Health Sciences Center, Seattle, WA, 1995
    • Thoracic Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiovascular Research, University of Washington, 1993
  • Certifications:

    • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1989
    • American Board of Surgery, 1998
    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1999
    • UNOS Certification for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2000
    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty, 2010

Memberships and associations

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society



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