Baptist Health announces Little Rock hospital leadership changes

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

Clyburn replaces Cody Walker, who now serves as president of Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock. Shenker replaces Dr. Anthony Bennett, who has retired.

Clyburn, a native of Little Rock, has been in health care 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.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arkansas and her Master of Health Administration from UAMS.

Shenker was born in Philadelphia and moved to Little Rock at the age of 10. He graduated from Catholic High School for Boys and then attended University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

He 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.