A native Houstonian, Dr. Shilpa Pankaj earned her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. She also pursued her pediatric residency at McGovern Medical School and was based out of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Pankaj has practiced medicine in Houston since 2009. She has particular interest in preventive healthcare in children, community pediatrics, asthma and breastfeeding.
Dr. Pankaj is in practice with her mother who is also a pediatrician. Personable and comforting, she takes a preventive approach to medicine, providing comprehensive care for children from birth to age 21. She values her physician-patient relationship and aims to treat each patient as if they were family members. She speaks Spanish.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Pankaj currently serves as chairman of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Memorial Herman Greater Heights Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Medical Society, Harris County Medical Society and Houston Pediatric Society.
Residents of Bellaire, Dr. Pankaj and her husband have a daughter and are expecting a second child. In her free time, she likes running, swimming, traveling and spending time with her family and their dog.