Dr. Shelby Pushchak grew up in Cary, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University in Greenville and received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. In 2005 she received her MBA from ECU Brody School of Business. Dr. Pushchak earned her Doctor of Medicine from Brody School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2013.  Dr. Pushchak, a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine, has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2014.