Dr. Shaw is a native of Raleigh, NC. She is a graduate of Needham Broughton High School ('87) where she was elected vice president of the student body during her senior year. For her undergraduate work, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC-CH she became interested in becoming a physician after volunteering in play therapy with children on the Burn Unit at North Carolina Memorial Hospitals. She graduated in 1991 with a BS in Biology, a BA in French, and a minor in Chemistry. Between her undergraduate work and medical school, she worked at the Philadelphia Zoo and did research in a Venezuelan rainforest.
She attended medical school at East Carolina University. She was very active in student government at ECU, and she served as her class' vice president. She also enjoyed working in the homeless shelter clinic as well as serving on the medical school admissions board. While at ECU, she spent one summer studying parasitology at the medical school in Costa Rica. After graduation, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham's residency program. She completed a dual residency in pediatrics and internal medicine.
Upon completing her residency in 2000, she joined Triangle Community Physicians in Durham, NC and practiced both pediatrics and internal medicine. Being a Raleigh native she wanted to return to her hometown and joined Oberlin Road Pediatrics in January 2003. Since joining Oberlin Road Pediatrics, she also served as the Medical Director at St. Mary's High School from 2006-2010.
In 2004, she was appointed by Governor Easley and later reappointed by Governor Perdue to North Carolina's Child Care Commission. She was honored to serve on this commission for approximately 6 years.
Mary-Cassie Shaw is married to Charles Cleary, and they have three daughters, Cassie, Mollie and Janie. She enjoys walking, being with her family, baking, and travelling.
She currently is serving as Lead Physican at Oberlin Road Pediatrics.