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Dr. Shilpa Pankaj MD

Pediatrician

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital

Summary

A native Houstonian, Dr. Shilpa Pankaj earned her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. She completed her pediatric residency through McGovern Medical School at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Pankaj has practiced medicine in Houston since 2009. She has particular interest in preventive ... Read More

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Biography

A native Houstonian, Dr. Shilpa Pankaj earned her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. She completed her pediatric residency through McGovern Medical School at 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, Dr. Heena Thakkar, who is also a pediatrician. Dr. Pankaj takes a preventive approach to medicine, providing comprehensive care for children from birth to age 21. She values each physician-patient relationship and aims to treat her patients as family members. She speaks Spanish.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Pankaj served as Chairman of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Memorial Herman Greater Heights Hospital from 2013-2017. 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 two little girls. In her free time, she likes running, swimming, traveling and spending time with her family.

Physician Details

Gender
Female
Hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Specialties
Medical Education
University of Texas at Houston-Registrar, 2006
PCP Number
100000040863
Cities Served
Bellaire, Houston
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • BCBS BAV (Blue Advantage HMO Exchange)*
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina Star/Star Plus
  • Multiplan
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Superior Star/Star Plus/MMP*
  • Texas Childrens Chip
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • Tricare Prime*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Star
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