Dr. Shakir is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a second bachelor’s degree in religion. During her undergraduate studies, she also worked as lead program assistant and assistant teacher for The Autism Angel Network serving elementary-age autistic children. Dr. Shakir received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she earned honors in clinical research. After completing her residency at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, she completed a fellowship in gastroenterology with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Shakir has presented both locally and nationally on various digestive topics, including chronic diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the impact of pharmaceuticals on digestive health. She won two first prize awards for her presentations related to quality improvement in IBD and has authored publications on pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. In addition, she has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Pediatric Neurosurgery. She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and she is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).
Throughout her education and medical training, Dr. Shakir has been passionate about advocacy and volunteer work for her community. She has volunteered her time supporting after-school programs for at-risk youth in Athens, the Salvation Army Homeless Clinic in Augusta, and the YWCA domestic abuse shelter in Oklahoma City. Most recently, she served on the board of directors for The Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City.
When not taking care of patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Recently, she was interviewed by The New York Times regarding her experience raising a child with food allergies.
Dr. Shakir joined the practice’s Pediatric and Adolescent Division in 2019.