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Shannon M. Abikhaled, MD's Ratings

  • Friendliness and Courtesy95.3
  • Concerns for Worries94.6
  • Likelihood of Recommending93.8
  • Confidence in Provider93.8
  • Office Staff Teamwork88.8

© Scores are based on patients surveyed by Press Ganey in 2019.

Shannon M. Abikhaled, MD

Westlake Gynecology

Languages: English, Spanish

“I have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of cervical dysplasia. It is important to me that my patients understand their disease process and the treatment options available to them; as well as having ample time for questions and concerns.”

Dr. Abikhaled is a graduate of Trinity University at San Antonio and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has been in private practice in Austin since 1997. Dr. Abikhaled has been listed as a Texas Super Doctor (recognizing the top 5% of Texas physicians), as noted in Texas Monthly Magazine. She is a member of the American Medical Association and Christian Medical and Dental Society. Dr. Abikhaled is married to Dr. John Abikhaled and they have 3 children.

Married to Dr. John Abikhaled, M.D., a general surgeon. They have three children. Her hobbies include gourmet cooking, languages and travel.

Licensed to practice medicine in Texas

Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas
  • Bailey Square Surgical Center, Austin, Texas
  • Arise Medical Center, Austin, Texas


  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas – Undergraduate Studies
  • Trinity University at San Antonio, Texas – BA, Biology, 1988
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Medicine  – Doctor of Medicine, 1992
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  – Residency July 1992-June 1996

Professional Work History

  • UT-Houston Medical School, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences  – Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Health Services 1998-2013
  • Private Practice, Austin Texas, 1997-present

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • Travis County Medical Association

Awards and Honors

Repeatedly recognized by her patients and peers:

  • Receiving the Patients’ Choice Award in both 2008 and 2009 (recognizing less than 6% of the nation’s active physicians), as tabulated by MDx Medical Inc. and;
  • Being voted a Texas Super Doctor (identifies top Texas physicians as chosen by their peers), as noted in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2007-Present.

Patient Testimonials

I can ask her anything.

Dr. Abikhaled is kind, professional, and knowledgeable. She answers all my questions and concerns with care. I feel like I can ask her anything and trust her medical advice 100%.


I am totally impressed.

I am totally impressed with Dr. Abikhaled. There are just a few standout doctors who I reference as being gems. Dr. Abikhaled is now added to this very special list. She gives a warm, gentle, and informative approach to her examination and her way of immediately making me comfortable are all assets one hopes for in a physician!


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