Shannon Bowen MD

Shannon Bowen MD


Pediatrics, Third-Year Resident & Chief Resident

Originally from:

Flint, Mich.

School(s) attended:

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Campus, Grand Rapids, Mich.

What brought you to Michigan?

I am from Michigan and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else!! I am a homebody and want to be close to my family. I lover experiencing all 4 seasons, though winter could be a little shorter!

Why did you choose your specialty?

I am pediatrics through and through. My parents fostered around 65 children and adopted 12. I have 14 siblings and absolutely love children. I grew up around children who were victims of abuse and neglect and have known since I was 5 that I was going to be a pediatrician. I am so happy to finally be living out my dream and to be able to do it with the children of Flint!


I am married and my husband’s name is Cody. We bought the house next door to my parents where I grew up. We recently welcomed our first child, a baby girl named Charlie, last July!!! We have a pool and are always down for a pool party!!!

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

Movies!!!! I am obsessed with all things movies and TV. I own more movies than I can count, in physical disc form, of course! My movie shelf is far bigger than bookshelf!!

What you love most about Hurley & Flint area:

Flint Kids!!! The children of Flint are truly resilient and amazing! We have the ability to make a huge impact for our patients in so many ways, and we do it all day every day!!!

Favorite movies, coffee shops, etc.?

I could never pick a favorite movie: it’s too much like picking a favorite child!!! My most recent love is for “Me before You,” and I will forever live for all things Harry Potter!! … Starbucks is life.

Most surprising thing about Hurley:

I wasn’t entirely surprised but more so extremely impressed with the group of residents we work with. When you join Hurley Children’s Hospital, you are joining a family. Without a doubt we are there for each other and do everything we can to support one another. And we have the cutest kids!

Special talents, hobbies?

I am an amateur photographer on the side, and I am ordained to officiate weddings. I absolutely love photography and party-planning. I joke that one day I will open a company called “Weddings and Photography by Dr. B.”