Dr. Shah Chowdhury, MD

Dr. Shah Chowdhury, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Shah Chowdhury, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Hammond, IN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Chittagong Medical College in 1979 and specializes in pediatrics.Read his story

5927 Columbia Ave # 100

Hammond, IN 46320

Contact Information

(219) 880-1190

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Chowdhury's Experience

Dr. Chowdhury's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Chowdhury's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chowdhury " Graduated from Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh-1979. Did post-graduation in Pediatrics from the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh- 1983. Got ECFMG certified in 1995 after completing USMLE Exams. Completed Residency training in Pediatrics from St. Lukes'-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York. Passed Pediatrics Board Exam. administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (1999), and Re-certified (2006) and 2016. Practicing Pediatrics in large Multi-specialty groups in Northwest Indiana, USA since 2000. Joined internet based American Medical Professionals group- Health Tap in July 2013. There are 55,000 professionals answering different medical/health related questions from people allover the world. Received 'Top Doctor in Pediatrics Award' for Indiana State and 10th. nationally for 2013. Worked in different countries- Bangladesh, Iran, Saudi Arabia as a Pediatrician, in different adverse and challenging environment. Have experience of working in Urban hospital teaching job to the remote rural areas and lastly, to the World Renowned Highest Medical Teaching Institution, Columbia University College Hospitals, New York, USA. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chowdhury "Primary care pediatrics- well child exam, school/sport physical. Take care of sick patients in office and at hospitals. Educate patients and parents about healthy practices to avoid getting sick, discuss growth and development of younger children. Age: from Birth up to 18 year."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatrics

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

145  Conditions Treated


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29  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Chittagong Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine & Research
    Other Education | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • A Common Practice of Traditional Medication with Oil and/or Ghee, as Folk Medicine in the children of Southern Saudi Arabia (Original Article)., 3/1992
  • Cordylobia Anthropaphaga causing Cutaneous Myiasis in a child., July,1991.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Persian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chowdhury's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chowdhury to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 1

Dr. Chowdhury's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Chowdhury Says:

Thank you for your feedback. It will definitely help us to improve our service. Don't forget to ask questions and express your concerns. This will help you to educate yourself and be more confident in taking care of your child.


Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Chowdhury is an excellent physician. He helps parents, explains, prescribes medications only when needed, and follows up. He is available on weekends and even called in a prescription across the country for my daughter when her asthma flared up. He is kind, a good person, and truly caring. I...more
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Dr. Chowdhury has cared for my son and daughter from the time they were born, a period of nearly 10 years. He is an excellent and careful physician who is genuinely concerned about the children under his care. Unlike several other physicians in his group, Dr. Chowdhury can be reached in case of an...more
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Extremely unprofessional! I felt my money was wasted. Very aggressive and rude.
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This parent demanded referral to specialist which was not needed. Usually I mange such condition myself. After explaining, she didn't agree, got upset.

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