Board Certification

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology



Parkland Hospital – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dallas, TX

Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Dallas, TX

Undergraduate School

Rice University
Bachelors in Biology & Economics

Professional Associations

Harris County Medical Society

Academic Appointments

UT Southwestern
Clinical Assistant Professor

Personal Interests

Dr. Penkar enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.


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 an interest in minimally invasive surgery.

She 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.