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Shilpa Pankaj, MD, FAAP

Shilpa Pankaj, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician
Shilpa Pankaj, MD, FAAP

Shilpa Pankaj, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician

Personal Statement

Dr . Shilpa Pankaj is currently serving as the Chairman of Pediatrics at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. She is a native Houstonian who attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. She attended college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a double major in Neuroscience and South Asian Studies. She was excited to return home for medical school at University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and became interested in Pediatrics early on. She pursued her Pediatric residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston as well, based out of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She is honored to follow in her mother’s footsteps and build on the great reputation of the practice. Dr. Pankaj has a particular interest in community pediatrics and preventative healthcare in children. After giving birth to her daughter Laila in October 2014, Dr. Pankaj has also taken an interest in breastfeeding and lactation. She is currently nursing and pumping for Laila while working full time, and has thoroughly enjoyed it, but understands the challenges many moms face throughout this process. In her free time, Dr. Pankaj loves running, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Tuhin, Laila, and their two dogs, Raja and Bella. Her husband, Tuhin, works at Texas Children’s Hospital in healthcare administration.

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Gujarati

Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Aetna - Choice
  • Aetna - Choice Plus
  • Aetna - Choice Plus POS II
  • Aetna - Choice POS
  • Aetna - Choice POS II
  • Aetna - Elect Choice
  • Aetna - Elect PPO
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - EPO (Elect Choice)
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Managed Choice (POS)
  • Aetna - NAP
  • Aetna - NAP Choice
  • Aetna - NAP Choice Open Access
  • Aetna - NAP POS II
  • Aetna - NAP PPO
  • Aetna - NAP Traditional Choice
  • Aetna - OA
  • Aetna - Open Access POS
  • Aetna - Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - QPOS
  • Aetna - Select
  • Aetna - Select EPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Aetna: > Whole Health (Memorial Hermann)
  • Amerigroup - CHIP (Children's Health Ins. Program)
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid: > STAR+PLUS
  • Amerigroup - Star
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Kids
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • BC/BS - Blue Advantage HMO
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS Medicare
  • BC/BS of Texas - HMO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Select
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - Indemnity
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice - Medicaid
  • Community Health Choice - Medicaid - Star/Star Plus
  • Federal/State Programs - Medicaid
  • Federal/State Programs - Medicaid: > CHIP
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - HMO
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Molina Healthcare - Molina Star+ Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Molina Healthcare - STAR (Medicaid)
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Superior HealthPlan - Ambetter
  • Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid - STAR Health (Foster Care)
  • Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid: > CHIP
  • Superior HealthPlan - STAR
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - CHIP (Children's Health Ins. Program)
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - STAR (Medicaid)
  • TMHP (Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership) - Medicaid
  • Traditional Medicaid (Texas, only)
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Choice
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - NexusACO
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • United Healthcare - Star Kids
  • United Healthcare - Star Plus
  • United Healthcare - Texas - CHIP
  • United Healthcare - Texas - Star
  • Web TPA

Awards

  • America’s Top Pediatricians, Consumer Research Counsel of America – 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Top Docs in Texas Award, Texas Monthly Magazine – 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Texas Super Doctor Award, Texas Monthly Magazine – 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Top Docs for Kids Award, Texas Monthly Magazine – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Houston’s Top Doc Award, H Texas Magazine – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Award for Excellence in Immunization, City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition, Texas Children’s Health Program, Vaccine Storage and Handling Focus Study – 2003
  • Physician of the Year, Republican Congressional Committee, Washington D.C. – 2002-2003
  • Delegate to Russia for the American Academy of Pediatrics – 2008
  • Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding Teaching and Lasting Contribution to Pediatric Clerkship, UTMB Office of Regional Medical Education – 2004, 2007

Available Appointments

Peekaboo Pediatrics

1740 West 27th Street Suite 305 Houston, TX 77008 (713) 861-4800

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