Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Aortic Diseases Research Laboratory
Baylor College of Medicine


PhD from University Of New South Wales
MD from Beijing Medical College

Professional Interests

  • Aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • Diabetic vascular diseases
  • Vascular biology and diseases

Professional Statement

Dr. Ying Shen's research focuses on Vascular Diseases. One of her main interests is in the molecular mechanisms of aortic aneurysms and dissections. During the past few years, she has developed several projects investigating the signaling pathways that control aortic destruction, healing, and remodeling. She has also established mouse models of aortic aneurysms and dissections and used various techniques to evaluate the aortic structure and function. The ultimate goal of Dr. Shen’s research is to use pharmacological treatment to prevent progressive aortic destruction and disease deterioration.

Selected Publications