Wen Shen, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director of the Women's Wellness & Healthy Aging Program
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Languages: English, Chinese, German


Gynecology, Healthy Aging, Hormone Replacement, Menopause ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0400
10753 Falls Road
Johns Hopkins Women's Center, Pavilion II, Suite 245
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 443-997-0400 | Fax: 410-367-3312
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6700
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 443-997-0400 | Fax: 410-367-3312
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Wen Shen is an associate professor of clinical gynecology and an associate professor of oncology at the oncology center in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She is also the clinical director of the Menopause Consultation service and the director of the Women’s Wellness & Healthy Aging Program.

Dr. Shen has concentrated on menopause medicine for more than 15 years. She specializes in treating peri-menopause and menopausal symptoms taking into consideration the woman’s overall health. She often works with her patients’ primary care provider to recommend non-hormonal therapies, alternative treatment options and menopause hormone therapy as appropriate for the individual patient.

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Shen focuses on educating her patients, other physicians and future physicians on women’s post reproductive health. She is engaged in clinical trials for new therapies for the treatment of menopause symptoms. She is actively developing curricula and educational aids for future physicians and health care providers on menopause medicine and the importance of healthy aging. 

Dr. Shen has published numerous articles and book chapters on menopause and perimenopause. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is on the Board of Trustees for the North American Menopause Society.

Dr. Shen earned her Master’s in Public Health and her Medical Degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. During the 18 years Dr. Shen spent in general practice she became aware of the lack of physician education on post-reproductive health in women.

Since her 2005 return to Johns Hopkins, she has committed herself to raising awareness of menopausal and post-reproductive health in women to help them stay their healthiest beginning in peri-menopause and as they age.

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  • Director of the Women's Wellness & Healthy Aging Program
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; Tulane University School of Medicine (1983)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1987)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obstetrics And Gynecology) (1989)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Christianson M, Washington C, Stewart K, Shen W. Effectiveness of a 2-year menopause medicine curriculum for obstetrics and gynecology residents. Menopause. 2016;23(3):275-279.

Shen W, Stearns V. Treatment strategies for hot flushes. Expert Opinion Pharmacotherapy. 2009;10(7): 1133-44.

Garbose R, Wu J, Christianson M, Robinson T, Gaines T, Shen W. Menopause Symptoms Delineated by HIV Clinical Characteristics in African American Women with HIV. Menopause. 2020.

OlaOlorun F, Shen W. Menopause. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health. Oxford University Press. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190632366.013.176  

Shen W, Ekechi C. Chapter18: Demystifying Menopause. M-Boldened: Menopause Conversations We All Need To Have. 2020 Caroline Harris (ed). London: The History Press.

Activities & Honors


  • Leon Speroff Outstanding Educator Award, North American Menopause Society - 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics - 2018
  • Top Doc, Baltimore Magazine - 2013
  • Johns Hopkins GYN/OB Housestaff Teaching Award, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) - 2001


  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

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