Dr. Pankaj G. Shah is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a passion for providing comprehensive eye care. He is certified and re-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and holds a Texas Medical License. Dr. Shah’s journey in ophthalmology began with a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, setting the stage for a career focused on cutting-edge treatments.

Since 1998, Dr. Shah has been the driving force behind Shah Eye Center in Mission, TX, where he specializes in General Ophthalmology with a subspecialty in Cornea & Refractive Surgery. Prior to that, he gained valuable experience at Los Ebanos Eye Clinic in Brownsville, TX. His educational background is equally impressive, having completed his fellowship at LSU Eye Center and his residency at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Affiliated Eye Residency Program.

Dr. Shah is not just a skilled physician; he’s also a dedicated mentor and leader. He was Co-Chief Resident in Ophthalmology and has received numerous honors and awards, including graduating in the top 10% of his class from Rutgers College in just three years. He’s also been invited to join the Henry Rutgers General Honors Program and was on the Dean’s List for four semesters.

Beyond his medical expertise, Dr. Shah is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. This allows him to stay up to date on the latest advancements in eye care, ensuring that his patients receive the most current and effective treatments.

Dr. Shah is more than just a physician; he’s a compassionate caregiver who takes the time to understand his patients’ needs and concerns. Whether you are coming in for a routine check-up or a specialized procedure, you can trust Dr. Pankaj G. Shah to provide the highest level of care.

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, TXGeneral Ophthalmology with Cornea & RefractiveSurgery, Subspecialty Solo Private Practice
  • 8/95 – 12/97 – Shah Eye Center, P.A. Mission, TXGeneral Ophthalmology with Cornea & RefractiveSurgery, Subspecialty Solo Private Practice
  • 7/94 – 7/95 – Los Ebanos Eye Clinic, Brownsville, TXGeneral Ophthalmology with Cornea & RefractiveSurgery, Subspecialty Group Private Practice

Education

  • 7/91- 6/94 – LSU Eye Center, New Orleans, LACornea, Refractive Surgery, and External DiseaseFellowship
  • 7/90 – 6/91 – UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School AffiliatedEye Residency Program, Newark, NJ,Ophthalmology Residency
  • 6/89 – 6/90 – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PAInternship in Internal Medicine
  • Jerry Shields, MD, Dept. of Ocular Oncology,Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PAPre-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

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Texas Ophthalmology Association