Ali Shahbaz, MD

Ali Shahbaz, MD

Ali Shahbaz, MD FRCPC, is a Board Certified Dermatologist who is a new transplant to Austin, Texas from Canada. He believes in patient-centered care with an emphasis in developing long-term therapeutic connections with his patients.

Dr. Shahbaz received his undergraduate of Honours in Bachelor of Medical Science at Western University. He then attended The University of Ottawa School of Medicine in Ottawa, Canada where he was also selected to be a varsity competitive rower. Being an advocate for skin and sun safety of other competitive outdoor athletes led him to choose to study dermatology. He was successful in the competitive match to complete his Dermatology residency at The University of Alberta, receiving multiple awards for scientific presentations and competencies. During his residency he held numerous leadership roles contributing to the program as co-chief resident and as a resident representative for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Shahbaz specializes in medical, procedural and cosmetic dermatology. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and skin types. He is a strong advocate for patient education and proactively counselling patients in the treatment and management of their skin diseases. He treats all common skin conditions such as skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

He is an advocate to not only his patients but also the field of dermatology. He has contributed and is up to date on many new advances in the treatment of skin diseases that are evidence-based. He has presented and attended numerous international dermatology conferences, society meetings and has authored over a dozen peer reviewed evidence-based publications in international dermatology journals, books and online material.

Dr. Shahbaz is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), Skin of Color Society (SOCS), Texas Dermatological Society (TDS), Texas Medical Association (TMA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the Travis County Medical Society.

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Patient Testimonials About Dr. Shahbaz

  • “Enjoyed meeting Dr. Shahbaz and the rest of the staff today. Glad to be able to continue as a Westlake Dermatology patient. Saw recently retired Dr. Flynn for many years at another WD clinic location. The office on N. Lamar is MUCH more convenient for me, since I live nearby in Hyde Park.” — Martin L. (May 24, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz was excellent with communication, patient with my numerous questions, and enthusiastic about supporting my skin care journey. I have typically seen dr tomc over the years – who is also wonderful – I now feel really comfortable having both of these doctors (and their consistently supportive nurses and office staff) supporting me. thank you!!” — Eric M. (May 22, 2023)
  • “Ali Shahbaz, MD answered all of my questions and was very kind and welcoming.” — Crystal S. (May 3, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shabaz took his time to explain everything to my daughter and myself. He also interacted with her on a more personal level (asking about her book) which we both appreciated. I highly recommend him.” — Annabelle M. (May 1, 2023)
  • “I loved working with Crystal and Dr. Shahbaz! They were very welcoming, calm, and knowledgeable. For my first full-body skin exam I appreciated that Crystal stayed in the room with us. I felt totally comfortable the whole time and Dr. Shahbaz took time to answer all my questions and more. I appreciated his list of skincare recommendations and input on which would work best for my sensitive skin. The office was very clean and felt like a spa. It was a quick appointment but I left feeling better than when I arrived!” — Evelyn S. (March 16, 2023)
  • “All staff members were pleasant and professional. Dr. Shahbaz carefully explained what procedures that he would recommend and asked for my input. This visit was a very good experience.” — Vivian O. (March 14, 2023)
  • “Very friendly and informative. Dr. Shahbaz explains options clearly and I felt like I left the office with a great plan for keeping my skin healthy and attractive as I age.” — Colleen B. (March 8, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz, is amazing! He is a good listener and addressed all my concerns with a focused plan of care.” — Garima G. (March 8, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz & Krystal made my visit very comfortable! they took the time to answer my questions and ensured I was taken care of. Jamie, Noah, and Vicki were very helpful during my check in process!” — Meghan B. (March 2, 2023)
  • “Dr Shahbaz was very kind and compassionate when I came in for an urgent appointment” — Rohini R. (March 1, 2023)
  • “I appreciated how kindly I was treated by Dr Shahbaz and their assistant. I was nervous coming into a clinic where they do plastic surgery and how I may be looked at. That wasn’t the case with the persons I had the pleasure of speaking with when I came in and left. Dr Shahbaz and their assistant made me feel very welcomed and less frazzled with my concerns and gave some amazing recommendations/guidance on next steps.” — Ishmael I. (February 9, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz and Lainey were very helpful and informative.” — Walker W. (February 7, 2023)
  • “I was really impressed with how knowledgeable Dr. Shahbaz was and how he had several recommendations to help improve my skin problems.” — Minear M. (January 25, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz was so nice and helpful” — Livesay L. (January 4, 2023)
  • “Extremely friendly staff and I felt very supported when discussing my severe eczema!” — Anthony T. (December 25, 2022)
  • “Great speedy service!” — Lori R. (December 15, 2022)
  • “Great appointment. Very personable and professional staff.” — Grant F. (December 5, 2022)
  • “Not just on time but ahead of time! Love this! Loved the doc and assistant.” — Stacy B. (December 1, 2022)
  • “I loved that Dr. Shahbaz knew exactly what I was asking for, provided an excellent solution and was pro-active with getting insurance coverage.” — Delan B. (November 30, 2022)
  • “A very positive experience!” — Debbie N. (November 15, 2022)
  • “I thought that Ali Shahbaz was knowledgeable, personable and kind. My nurse was also super nice and made me feel comfortable. There was ease in making my appointment and in my check in process.” — Jennifer A. (November 15, 2022)