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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-5800
Fax: 832-825-1903


6621 Fannin Street
Suite A3300
Houston, TX 77030

Benjamin B. Shields, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Anesthesiology 2020
Massachusetts General Hospital Residency Anesthesiology 2019
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Internship General Surgery 2016
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center PhD Doctorate in Cancer Biology, Doctor of Philosophy 2015
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2015


I am committed to providing excellent care to each child at Texas Children’s Hospital and am honored to have the trust our patients’ families put in me and the entire operating room team: surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists. Additionally, I am excited to be a part of the pediatric anesthesia team at Texas Children’s and to have the opportunity to help teach the next generation of physicians.

Special Interests:

Medical Education


Ultrasound guided vascular access

Selected Publications

Shields BB, Lampson EE, Sengupta AL, Watt TC, Mitchell RB. Infant with an unusual pharyngeal mass. Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Jun;97(6):154-155. doi: 10.1177/014556131809700611.

Shields BB, Pecot CV, Gao H, McMillan E, Potts M, Nagel C, Purinton S, Wang Y, Ivan C, Kim HS, Borkowski RJ, Khan S, Rodriguez-Aguayo C, Lopez-Berestein G, Lea J, Gazdar A, Baggerly KA, Sood AK, White MA. A genome-scale screen reveals context-dependent ovarian cancer sensitivity to miRNA overexpression. Mol Syst Biol 2015 Dec 11;11(12):842. doi: 10.15252/msb.20156308.

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