Maeve Sheehan, M.D.

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations

  • Pediatrics - Critical Care


Dr. Sheehan graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1993. She undertook further training in Pediatrics and Neonatology in Ireland before completing a Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Sheehan joined the pediatric faculty at UT Southwestern in 2002, and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations.

Her academic interests include; sepsis, pediatric transport, patient flow and patient safety. Dr. Sheehan has a number of administrative roles as the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations at UT Southwestern and Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - The University of Ireland (1989-1993)
  • Internship - St. Vincents Hospital - Dublin Ireland (1993-1994), Surgery
  • Residency - Boston University Medical Center (1994-1994), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - The Children's Hospital-Dublin, Ireland (1994-1995), Pediatrics
  • Residency - The National Maternity Hospital-Dublin, Ireland (1995-1995), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
  • Residency - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1996-1999), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Children's Hospital Medical Center (1999-2002), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Pediatric Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Physician Advisors
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1996)
  • Air Medical Physician Association (2005)
Honors & Awards
  • Educational scholarship 2001, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Specialty award 2002, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • President of Medical and Dental Staff, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 2010
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2021
Books & Publications
  • Shock
  • Performance Improvement
  • Patient safety and quality
  • Interfacility Transport