Shad Deering, MD
CHRISTUS Children's

Shad Deering, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

4.9/5 Read Reviews


Dr. Deering is a board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician who recently joined the Baylor College of Medicine and the CHRISTUS Healthcare System as the Director of Medical simulation. He comes to this position after serving in the United States Army for almost 30 years, most recently as the Professor and Chair of the Department of OB/GYN at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Deering is a national leader in medical simulation training and patient safety, focusing on practical implementation. The simulation efforts and organizations he has led have trained more than 500,000 medical providers during his career so far.

Dr. Deering has served as the Chair of the ACOG Simulation Working Group where he designed and implemented the Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) Course, which is now nationally available from ACOG to allow interval training for obstetric emergencies for all levels of providers.

He is currently working both locally and across the entire CHRISTUS system to organize and implement life-saving medical simulation training programs to help improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Deering has delivered babies in 10 different states and a combat zone, was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during deployment, holds two patents for an obstetric birthing simulator system, has over 100 publications and two TED talks about obstetric simulation and has managed over 30 million dollars in grants and external funding.

Shad Deering, MD, Colonel (retired) USA
Professor, Department of OB/GYN
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director of Simulation

Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital
CHRISTUS Children’s


Patient Ratings & Reviews

  • Provider explained things in an understandable way 5
  • Provider listened carefully 4.9
  • Provider courtesy and respect 4.9
  • Provider overall care rating 5
  • Provider time spent with patient 4.7

Education & Certifications

  • Education


    Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

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