About Our Practice

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Our unique dual board specialty allows our physicians to care for a wide variety of patients, from premature infants, toddlers, children, adults, and seniors. This allows us also to care for your entire family while keeping your health and family needs all under the same roof.

What is Internal Medicine?

Doctors of internal medicine ("internists") focus on adult medicine. They care for their patients for life — from teen years through old age. Internists have special training that focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.

In today's complex medical environment, internists take pride in caring for their patients for life -- in the office or clinic, during hospitalization and intensive care, and in nursing homes. When other medical specialists, such as surgeons or obstetricians, are involved, they coordinate their patient's care and manage difficult medical problems associated with that care.

What is Pediatrics?

Pediatricians are child health experts. Children have different health care needs than adults - both medical and emotional. In choosing a pediatrician, you can know that your child is being treated by an expert in children's health. Pediatricians are trained to prevent and manage health problems in infants, children, teens, and young adults. Older patients trust their pediatrician, because they have known one another for many years.

Dr. Al Shen, MD MPH

Dr. Albert Shen,MD is accepting adults and children into his medical practice in San Jose, CA.

About Dr. Al Shen, MD, MPH, FAAP

Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Masters of Public Health:
Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center (UCLA affiliate)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Professional Memberships: American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

Dr. Shen immigrated here from Taiwan and completed his secondary education in San Gabriel, California. He then attended UCLA for his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Kineseology and graduate degree in Masters of Public Health.

He had worked for a year with the Los Angeles Homeless Health Care Project, providing preventive health care for families without a home. Not seeing much direct impact to the families as a public health worker, Dr. Shen sought to become a medical doctor. He was accepted to the Chicago Medical School, where he completed yet another Masters degree in Physiology and his Medical Doctorate.

He was accepted into the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. The four years intensive in-patient training prepared Dr. Shen for all in-hospital and intensive care level sicknesses for adults, children and newborn. The affiliate system of UCLA School of Medicine enabled him a wide variety of clinical experience, including caring for children with unique and difficult inheritable, developmental and hormonal diseases. Dr. Shen also spent several months working within the USC School of Medicine hospitals in medical care for pregnant women, bone joint and sports related ailments, as well as their dermatology services.

After completing his residency, Dr. Shen worked for a year at Stanford Medical Group as a Staff Physician and Associate Faculty for the Division of General Internal Medicine. He also worked part time with Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford.

Dr. Shen's professional interest include the prevention of hepatitis, treatment and cure of asthma, and most in-hospital management topics.

Dr. Shen is married to Dr. Kung, an Obstetric-Gynecology Medical Doctor from USC. They have three very active and happy boys, 3, 6 and 9 years of age. Aside from working, Dr. Shen enjoys traveling and playing sports with his family in his spare time.

316 Rosewood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95117 (map)
408 - 296 - 9800 | 408 - 296 -9805 fax
Business Hours M-F 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 9 AM - 12 PM