Baptist Health Announces Little Rock Hospital Leadership Changes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – 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, 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. 

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

Dr. David 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. 

From there, it was back to Little Rock where Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app