Michelle Shen, MD, MS, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and completed her medical doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  She then completed her residency in general surgery at UTHealth Houston followed by a Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

After completing her breast surgical oncology fellowship, she joined the faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center for 3 years.  She then moved to the East Coast where she was in a community-based program helping to develop their multi-disciplinary breast diseases program.  She is excited to return to Texas and to the surgery faculty at UTHealth Houston.

Her clinical interests include the full spectrum of benign and malignant breast-related issues in patients of all age groups including comprehensive, personalized, and evidenced-based care to patients diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as high-risk screening and surveillance.

She is passionate and dedicated to the care of patients and she treats each patient as if they were her family member.


Medical Degree
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center