9802 Stockdale Hwy Ste. 103
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Phone: (661) 663-4444

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Dr. Hitesh Shah M.D., F.A.A.P

Dr. Hitesh Shah founded Southwest Pediatrics in 1996 to create a pediatric practice that was professional, efficient, courteous, honest and accessible to pediatric patients in Kern County.

Dr. Shah was born in Nairobi, Kenya but later moved to India where he did his schooling, including medical school. His first year of Pediatric residency was at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL he then finished two additional years at Maimonedes Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr.  Shah is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy Board of Pediatrics. He is licensed to practice in the state of California.

Dr. Hitesh Shah joined Kern Medical Center in 1990 as an Associate in Pediatrics where teaching residents was his passion. He continued until June 2002. Dr. Shah was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UCLA's School of medicine. He has been a speaker for several pharmaceutical companies and lectures for continuing medical education at hospitals across the county. Dr. Hitesh Shah was elected Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital from 2005 - 2006 and remains active on the Hospital Medical Education Committee.

Dr. Shah is married to Alka Shah who is the office manager for Southwest Pediatrics. They live in Southwest Bakersfield and have three children. Dr. Shah is an avid follower of Politics, he enjoys watching sports (Lakers and Golf), he is also learning Indian classical music and often golfs in his free time with his friends and son.

Is Your Child Sick?TM

Select from over 400 symptoms to read more about managing your child's illness.

Do you have an emergency?
Don't wait! Call 9-1-1.

Poison Control: 800-876-4766