Dr. Pankaj G. Shah, M.D.

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Certifications & Licensures

  • 1996 Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • 2006, 2012 Re-Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • 1995 Texas Medical License
  • 1991 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1994 – July 1995 Fellowship-trained in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery

Professional Experience

  • 4/98 – present – Shah Eye Center, P.A. Mission, TX
    General Ophthalmology with Cornea & Refractive
    Surgery, Subspecialty Solo Private Practice
  • 8/95 – 12/97 – Shah Eye Center, P.A. Mission, TX
    General Ophthalmology with Cornea & Refractive
    Surgery, Subspecialty Solo Private Practice
  • 7/94 – 7/95 – Los Ebanos Eye Clinic, Brownsville, TX
    General Ophthalmology with Cornea & Refractive
    Surgery, Subspecialty Group Private Practice

Education

  • 7/91- 6/94 – LSU Eye Center, New Orleans, LA
    Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Disease
    Fellowship
  • 7/90 – 6/91 – UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Affiliated
    Eye Residency Program, Newark, NJ,
    Ophthalmology Residency
  • 6/89 – 6/90 – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA
    Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Jerry Shields, MD, Dept. of Ocular Oncology,
    Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Pre-Residency Fellowship in Ocular Oncology

Honors/Awards

  • Co-Chief Resident – Ophthalmology 7/93-6/94
  • Graduated in three years from Rutgers College in top 10% of class
  • Invited to join Henry Rutgers General Honors Program
  • Dean’s List – 4 semesters
  • Project Chairman – Pre-Medical Club
  • Chairman – Health Professions Colloquium

Professional & Society Memberships

  • Speakers Bureau – Alcon Laboratories and Inspire Pharmaceuticals
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Texas Ophthalmology Association

Philosophy

Dr. Shah’s doctrine is: “Founded on a Vision of Excellence®”. He remains well versed in new ophthalmologic developments in LASIK, Cataract, and Cornea surgical procedures. “Achieving vision excellence, in my field of work, includes continuous education in the field of ophthalmology. I am a specialist, which means I diagnose and prescribe the procedure that best fits my patient’s needs; and yes, I have turned down patient request for procedures because the outcome would not meet vision expectations.”

“Achieving excellence also means embracing patient communication. My colleagues and I believe that explaining a procedure prior to performing the procedure helps diminish the stress involved in undergoing eye surgery.”