Dr. Shirley Penkar,


Dr. Shirley Penkar, M.D.,FACOG

Dr. Shirley Penkar is a Houston native, growing up in The Woodlands. Her interest in science led her to attend college at Rice University where she obtained a B.A. in biology as well as in economics.  She then went on to receive her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Dr. Penkar completed her residency training at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern in Dallas, one of the busiest obstetrical programs in the country, the hospital performs fifteen thousand deliveries per year. Dr. Penkar has received extensive training in high risk obstetrics and also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Penkar has received an award for Top Performance in Laparoscopic Skills and the Excellence in Colposcopy award during her chief year of residency. Dr. Penkar later served one year as clinical Assistant professor of medicine at UT Southwestern.


Thinking of having a hysterectomy? It is a big decision, and one you should thoroughly discuss with Dr. Penkar. As technology changes, it is rapidly allowing patients to regain function more quickly and get back to their lives sooner after having a hysterectomy. Request an appointment and come ready to discuss your options with Dr. Penkar.

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A colposcopy allows Dr Penkar to further evaluate an abnormal pap test.  A colposcopy allows a magnified view of the cervix and biopsies can be obtained to evaluate for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix.

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Pregnancy can be an very exciting time and Dr Penkar is currently accepting new patients for obstetric care.  She cares for both routine and high risk pregnancies and provides personalized obstetric care for each of her patients.

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16651 Southwest Freeway, #200
Sugar Land, Texas 77479


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Houston, Texas 77074