Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Priyanka Shekhawat Joins Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
DOVER, N.H. – Pediatric neurologist Dr. Priyanka Shekhawat is the newest member of the neurology team at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
Dr. Shekhawat comes to Wentworth-Douglass from the outpatient practice at Dartmouth Health in Manchester. She also served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth in Lebanon.
“As a pediatrician and neurologist, it’s my privilege to provide care to my patients and their families - it is a real joy for me,” said Dr. Shekhawat. “I believe in exploring many treatment options including medication, lifestyle modification and education. My care combines evidence-based guidelines and treatment breakthroughs, with compassion and understanding of the family’s preferences and health goals.”
Dr. Shekhawat received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. She completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Shekhawat then completed a fellowship in child neurology from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, followed by an additional fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital.
She has authored numerous published works and received multiple awards in her career, including two outstanding poster presentation awards from the Residents Research Fair at Harlem Hospital Center and a Gold Medal for standing First in Ophthalmology Exam conducted by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in India.
In her spare time, Dr. Shekhawat likes to be “in motion.” “I enjoy playing tennis, skiing, and hiking in the woods with my husband and kiddo. And I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with Casco Bay for sailboat racing,” she said.
Dr. Shekhawat will be practicing at both Coastal Neurology Services at 10 Members Way in Dover, as well as at the hospital’s Portsmouth Outpatient Center located on the Pease Tradeport. Those interested in care should call (603) 749-0913 for Dover or (603) 610-8075 for Portsmouth.
About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (wdhospital.org) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire with a more than 115-year history of compassionate care and innovation. A member of the Mass General Brigham system, Wentworth-Douglass is strategically located in the heart of the Seacoast region of New
Hampshire and Southern Maine, which it has served since 1906. The organization is a family of more than 3,500 employees, including more than 400 physicians and advanced practice providers dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of the region’s residents and visitors. The organization includes a 178-bed hospital, more than 30 primary and specialty provider practices and clinic sites, multiple express and prompt care facilities, an ambulatory surgery center, several medical office buildings, The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, and the Wentworth-Douglass Charitable Foundation