Dr. Marc Shelton
HSHS Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Marc E. Shelton, MD, FACC has been the Hospital Sisters Health System SVP and Chief Clinical Officer since April 2019. Dr. Shelton earned his MD from Vanderbilt University in 1984 and stayed for Internal Medicine Residency through 1987. He then became a Cardiology Fellow and was subsequently on the Cardiology faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, finishing as an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Interventional Cardiology before moving to Springfield, Illinois to join Prairie Cardiovascular as a partner in 1994. Following a decade of busy interventional practice at Prairie, Dr. Shelton added administrative efforts to his clinical practice until he became the President of Prairie in 2009. As Prairie’s President, he oversaw a tremendous expansion of the practice from a group of 44 cardiologists to a group of 120 providers spread over the entire central and southern Illinois regions, providing service to 52 communities and 4 main hub hospitals. He has extensive research experience as well, and has had 37 publications in the peer reviewed literature. He has given lectures in 11 different countries and is a past Governor of the American College of Cardiology. He was also appointed as a Fellow of the European College of Cardiology in 2008. He has been on many International Guideline panels, and was the Co-Chair of the ACC Master Clinician Sessions for four years. He has been a guest editor for several Cardiovascular publications and a Cardiology Board question reviewer as well.