Shena Dillon, Medical Doctor
Dr. Shena Dillon began her medical education at UT Southwestern in 2006 after obtaining a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin. During her undergraduate training, she was fortunate to shadow an OB/Gyn from the small West Texas town she was born in, and he not only inspired her to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology, but also instructed her that UT Southwestern was the best place to train for that career as well.
UT Southwestern Medical School was a formative and formidable experience for Dr. Dillon where she graduated in the top 10 of her class of 240 students and received student awards from the OB/Gyn and Endocrinology departments as well as inducted into the highly respected Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing medical school at UT Southwestern, Dr. Dillon pursued a residency in OB/Gyn, first in Austin for two years followed by returning to UT Southwestern in Dallas to complete her upper level training.
Following residency, she joined a private practice OB/Gyn office in southwest Fort Worth for two years before returning to UT Southwestern to become an Assistant Professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department. Dr. Dillon has a passion for teaching both medical students and OB/Gyn residents and has started a simulation program for learners from multiple disciplines in Obstetric Emergencies from which she is conducting research. Her other academic pursuits include pioneering a new course for fourth year medical students called Frontiers in Medicine, being the Physician Lead for Texas AIM, a statewide initiative to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality, at Parkland Hospital and educating residents in preparation for the yearly CREOG exams and written OB/Gyn boards through innovative and unconventional teaching strategies.
Outside of work, Dr. Dillon enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and keeping abreast of world events.