Welcome Dr. Kajal Shah

Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology is thrilled to welcome Dr. Kajal Shah to our team of experts in endocrinology. Dr. Shah’s major areas of interests are thyroid and adrenal gland pathology. 

Born and raised in India, she went to Medical College, Baroda and then moved to the United States for her residency. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Northwell Health in New York, where she was in the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic and responsible for independently managing several critical patients. During her training, Dr. Shah became interested in endocrinology and moved to Long Island, New York to complete her endocrinology fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook University. 

“The best part about endocrinology is being able to maintain long term relationships with patients and helping not just the patient, but sometimes their entire family with small lifestyle changes,” Dr. Shah says. “It is a constantly evolving field that requires analytical thinking and decision making, which is quite evidence-based.”

When describing why she joined Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dr. Shah says she was impressed by the like-minded doctors and staff and felt she would fit right in. 

“Texas Diabetes is a large group practice with ample opportunities for robust clinical experience, clinical trial-based research and leadership,” explains Dr. Shah.

Dr. Shah is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American College of Physicians. Outside of work, Dr. Shah enjoys traveling, swimming, and cooking. She moved to Austin to be closer to her family and is excited to explore the greater Austin area!

To make an appointment with Dr. Shah, please call Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology at (512) 458-8400 or request an appointment online.

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Introducing Dr. Ishita Prakash Patel

Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology is excited to welcome Dr. Ishita Prakash Patel to our team of experts in endocrinology.

Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of diabetes (type 1 and 2) and metabolic thyroid diseases. She also enjoys treating cases of most other general endocrinopathies, such as osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, PCOS, pituitary and adrenal pathology. Dr. Patel is passionate about her work because of the link to other organ systems. “I feel that when addressing much of endocrine pathology, I am able to strive to improve overall health – rather than just one specific problem,” Dr. Patel explains.

Dr. Patel was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and still has family in the Philadelphia/NYC region. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University before spending a year in Washington, D.C. teaching enrichment programs for children and adults through work at AmeriCorps. The following year, she came back to Philadelphia to attend Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed both her Internal Medicine training and Endocrinology fellowship at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.

When asked why she chose to join Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dr. Patel said “for its excellent reputation in the community, and my interest in joining a group with physician leadership. I am excited to move to [the] Austin metro area and be able participate in its rapidly growing, diverse culture. It feels to me like the melting pot of the South.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, music, dance, cooking and trying new foods.  She also has two young and energetic children, who keep life exciting and busy! 

To make an appointment with Dr. Patel, please call Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology at (512) 458-8400 or request an appointment online.

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Welcome Dr. Srujana Yada

Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology is pleased to welcome Dr. Srujana Yada to our team of experts in endocrinology.

Dr. Yada has special interest in transgender medicine hormone therapy, adrenal care and thyroid cancer. 

Born and raised in India, Dr. Yada attended medical school at Osmania Medical College from 2008-2014. She moved to Austin after marriage and later to New Jersey for her residency before completing her fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

When asked about coming back to Austin after training, Dr. Yada said, “Austin is like home in [the] USA, Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology is a warm group to work with and I look forward to building relationships with patients.” 

Dr. Yada is a member of the Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. 

Outside of medicine, she loves spending time with her husband and two children outdoors, watching movies, cooking, and traveling. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Yada at our Round Rock location, please call Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology at (512) 458-8400 or request an appointment online.

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Rising Stars

Join us in giving a big congratulations to our 2022 Super Doctors! Rising Stars are physicians that have been active and fully-licensed to practice for 10 years or less, and they are selected by peer recognition and their professional achievements. We’re so proud to have Dr. Harrison, Dr. Chaicha-Brom, Dr. Chen, and Dr. Pandit on the list!

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