Hong Shen, M.D.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor


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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Shen believes in using biopsychosocial model to provide a comprehensive understanding and care for his patients in close collaborating with patients' other health providers, families, school, and communities. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shen is a child and adolescent psychiatrist providing mental health/psychiatric services primarily in an outpatient clinic: Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (CAPS).  

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shen has been an APA fellow since 2011, a current member and co-chair of Adolescent Psychiatry Committee of AACAP. He obtained extensive clinical trial research experience at the UC Davis MIND Institute and has been providing teaching and supervision to the medical students, residents, fellows, and other trainees.

He has special interests in cross-cultural psychiatry and in providing services to patients with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and patients with neurodevelopmental disorders. 


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Adult Psychiatry


M.D., Shandong Medical University, Shandong China 1997

Internship: Psychiatry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 1998-1999


Psychiatry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 1999-2001


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2001-2003

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2015

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

Honors and Awards

Wang Kuancheng Scholarship- from Hong Kong Wang Kuancheng Foundation, 2004

AACAP Pilot Research Award, 2002

Minority Fellow of APA Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families, 2002

APA Minority Fellowship/AstraZeneca Fellow, 2001

Emily Post Award by Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Rohit Chandra, Viven Chan, and Hong Shen, AACAP News article: Asian American Student Mental Health – The “Model” Minority’s Hidden Pain, Jan/Feb 2017

Hong Shen and Robert Hendren, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the Specialty Board Review, Fourth Edition, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Sept 2014.

Hong Shen, Preneet Kaur Dhillon and Malia McCarthy: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in an Adolescent: A Case Report and Discussion of Treatment. Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011; 1, 355-361.

Hong Shen, Robert Hales, and Narriman Shahrokh, Study Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 4th Edition, APPI, Oct, 2009. 

Robert Hendren and Hong Shen, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the Specialty Board Review, Third Edition, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, July 2007.

Hong Shen, Sufen Chiu, and Russell F. Lim: Cross-cultural Issues in Therapy with an Asian American Adolescent. Adolescent Psychiatry, The Annals of The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol 29: 315-342, 2005.