Neda Shaghaghi, DO

Resident Physician

Dr. Shaghaghi joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2021. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island East. Dr. Shaghaghi earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas in Austin.  Dr. Shaghaghi earned her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Shaghaghi is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Dr. Shaghaghi's academic and clinical interests include Global Health, Integrative Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Dermatology.


Hello and Welcome! I am a native Houstonian, and I am so grateful to be at UTMB for my residency training. I grew up coming to Galveston on the weekends with my family and exploring the island with friends as a teenager. I had close relatives that worked at UTMB and I knew what an integral role the system played in providing care for the community and surrounding areas. With that said, I am very excited to be a part of such a wonderful institution!

I attended the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate studies, where I studied Biology along with completing a certificate in Business Foundations. During this time, I was able to volunteer in free clinics and provide healthcare to the underserved and homeless populations in Austin. Along with community outreach, I served as the Advertising Director for my pre-med honor society. My role was to assist in recruiting physicians and healthcare professionals to provide career insight and guidance for pre-med students. Listening to family medicine physicians, alongside volunteering, helped solidify my desire to pursue primary care. I was intrigued by the diversity of the field and involvement with patients of all age groups.

After completing my Bachelor’s, I decided to stay in Austin and work as a scribe in an allergy and immunology clinic. I worked with both DO’s, MD’s and mid-level providers. This increased my exposure to the variety of styles and techniques of healthcare professionals and encouraged me to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, Texas. After my Master’s, I was accepted into medical school at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, NM. Living in one of the top 3 states with the highest poverty rate, I witnessed firsthand the lack of resources and coverage available to the population. Requiring physicians and health care systems to adjust to the resources and means they had available. I transitioned to El Paso, TX for my clinical rotations in medical school. Here I was exposed to rural and border health problems. Along with high poverty rate and limited resources, barriers included linguistic/cultural differences, shortage of healthcare providers, and lack of insurance with immigrant patients. This exposure increasingly grew my desires for family medicine as I could directly provide primary care to these individuals. However, after being away from family for >10 years, I knew I wanted to be close to home for residency. Therefore, I am so happy to be at a supportive program such as UTMB with a wide diversity of patients and pathologies and excellent attending physicians!

My interests are broad focusing on primary care in all aspects. However, I am interested in preventative health, global health, dermatology, and academic medicine. I am grateful to be at UTMB where I have gotten excellent exposure to many of these fields in just a few short months in my first year of residency!

Neda Shaghaghi, DO, MS

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:


Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After Hours
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