Shannon M. Abikhaled, MD

Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

SAbikhaled“I enjoy providing prenatal care and delivering healthy babies. In addition, 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.

Dr. Abikhaled works closely with Physician Assistant Ashley Rowan.


Personal Information

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



Obstetrics and Gynecology


Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Professional Licensure

Licensed to practice medicine in Texas


Hospital Affiliations

Seton 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
The OB/GYN Group of Austin, formerly known as Drs. Des Rosiers & Wernecke, Associates, 2003-Present
Private Practice, 1997 – 2001
UT-Houston Medical School
Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
UT Student Health Services in Austin, Texas 1998 -2013


Professional Organizations

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


Awards and Honors

Super Doctors Award 2017: Awarded to approximately 5% of physicians within the respective state or region, only the highest-scoring doctors are honored on the Super Doctors list. Recipients are nominated by their peers and listed in a special advertising section of TEXAS MONTHLY.

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.