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Dr. Murtaza Shakir, MD

General Surgery

Oncological Surgery

Dr. Murtaza Shakir received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Aga Khan University in Karachi Medical Colleges, Pakistan. He completed general surgery residencies at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, and at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He finished his surgical oncolo...

Dr. Murtaza Shakir received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Aga Khan University in Karachi Medical Colleges, Pakistan. He completed general surgery residencies at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, and at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He finished his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hillman Cancer Center. He subsequently practiced in Louisiana, where he worked for three years as a general surgeon and a surgical oncologist. He moved to Houston to be closer to family and friends.

Board certified in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology, Dr. Shakir specializes in treating cancers of the hepatobiliary tract and pancreas, as well as malignancies of the breast, colon, parathyroid, stomach, thyroid, melanomas and soft tissue sarcomas. He also performs laparoscopic and robotic surgery for a variety of general surgical problems, including gallbladder and hernias.

Dr. Shakir is a member of the American Board of Surgeons (ABS), the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO).

In his free time, Dr. Shakir enjoys traveling and playing squash and cricket. Dr. Shakir and his wife have two children.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 955-9191

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Oncological Surgery
Medical Education

Aga Khan University Medical College 2005

Languages Spoken
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • English
Fellowship

UPMC Cancer Pavillion 2014

Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

University of New Mexico at Albuquerque - Surgery 2009, Riverside Methodist Hospitals 2012

PCP Number

110000042114

Clinical Interests
  • Digestive Cancer
Cities Served

Barker, Cypress, Fulshear, Houston, Katy, Richmond

Zip Codes Served

77084, 77094, 77407, 77413, 77433, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77491, 77492, ...

77084, 77094, 77407, 77413, 77433, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77491, 77492, 77493, 77494

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Memorial Hermann
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • HMO Blue Texas
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina StarStar Plus
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

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