Baptist Health Announces Little Rock Hospital Leadership Changes

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. David Shenker, MD is now the hospital’s chief medical officer.

Clyburn has been in healthcare 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. 

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

Shenker attended University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. 

From there, it was back to Little Rock where 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.

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.