Medical Education

Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock


Austin Medical Education Program, Austin, TX

Nehal Shah M.D., FAAP, has served patients for nearly 15 years throughout the Dallas Metroplex. Born and raised in the area, she received her undergraduate degree from Austin College in Sherman and earned her medical degree from the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock. She rounded out her education by earning an MBA in health organization management from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Shah completed her residency in pediatric medicine at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. She is Board Certified through the American Board of Pediatrics, and is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.

Prior to joining MacArthur, she practiced at Children’s Health Pediatric Group for 11 years and served another year in private practice elsewhere.

Her interest in the medical profession is fostered by a series of volunteer programs that she participated in during high school, which allowed her to work with children and their families. “These programs inspired me to cultivate a deeper interest in pediatrics and pursue a career in medicine,” she says.

She most enjoys counseling families on weight management, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and caring for pediatric illnesses and providing general well child care of children from birth to 18 year of age.

“I sincerely enjoy making a difference in the daily lives of children. It’s most gratifying for me be able to follow my patients as they grow, from infants into young children and teenagers,” she says, which make her work with patients both fun and rewarding.

Dr. Shah enjoys working within such a culturally diverse community that makes up the Metroplex, and helping shape the lives of children.

When she’s not practicing, she loves to spend time with her husband and two boys, playing tennis, traveling, reading, and watching the Cowboys, of course!