Ali Shahbaz, MD

Ali Shahbaz, MD

Ali Shahbaz, MD FRCPC, is a double Board-Certified Dermatologist (FAAD and FRCPC) who relocated 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.

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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.  Dr. Shahbaz is trained and experienced in a variety of cosmetic procedures as well, including Botox and fillers, as well as Smartlipo body contouring.

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

  • “Dr. Shahbaz is wonderful! Trust him to do what is medically necessary.” — Susan S. (June 3, 2024)
  • “I’m so impressed with Dr. Shahbaz! I went in for adult acne and had seen other derms who weren’t able to get my skin to respond so well, so quickly. He came up with a personalized plan for me, and I noticed a difference within a day or two!” — Kerin S. (June 3, 2024)
  • “Dr Shahbaz is the absolute amazing! He is kind, cares and really wants you to look and feel your best! I have sent my daughter, neighbor and now mother there. That should say it all!” — Celeste M. (June 2, 2024)
  • “My appointment was quick and on time. Staff were friendly. Dr. Shahbaz gave me very helpful advice about a new skin condition I had, in addition to providing the cosmetic service I had come in for.” — Christine C. (May 23, 2024)
  • “Check in was easy, staff remembered me and was very accommodating to my schedule. Dr. Shahbaz was very knowledgeable and gave me a comprehensive treatment plan. He was concerned about ways I can save money, which was refreshing.” — Aaron H. (May 22, 2024)
  • “Visit was wonderful. Dr. Shahbaz was great.” — Chad B. (May 22, 2024)
  • “I very much appreciated Dr. Shahbaz taking the time to explain the how’s and why’s of my skin condition along with all of my options.” — Stacy A. (April 30, 2024)
  • “Dr Shahbaz is great: very pleasant and very thorough in his exams and with his recommendations.” — Johnson L. (April 4, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz is very kind and personable.” — Jacklyn H. (March 27, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz and every member of his team are friendly and provide great medical care, but also take the time to get to know their patients. The personal touch is important and very much appreciated.” — Douglas B. (March 26, 2024)
  • “The doctor was excellent! He was willing to spend the time to answer all my questions and concerns. Thank you!” — Brian B. (March 19, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz takes such good care of his patients, is always happy to explain/inform, and does high quality of work.” — Zachary O. (March 13, 2024)
  • “Reception is always kind and welcoming. The aesthetic of the office is beautiful. It was my first time meeting Carey and Dr Shahbaz and they were great.” — Olivia S. (March 1, 2024)
  • “I thought the exam was very thorough and quick and easy. The Dr and the assistant were very informative and helpful.” — Laura M. (February 29, 2024)
  • “Very efficient but thorough visit. Everyone was clear and concise. Wait time was minimal.” — David A. (February 28, 2024)
  • “I loved Dr. Shahbaz. He’s one of the better medical providers I’ve seen in 36 years and I only sat with him for ten minutes. Was my first dermatology visit. Everyone was efficient and helpful.” — Priya M. (February 16, 2024)
  • “My wait time was great. My nurse was great and my doctor was double great!” — Barbara B. (February 14, 2024)
  • “Dr Shahbaz is awesome, best dermatologist I’ve ever had (only one who has been able to help me control my acne and redness). I would recommend him to any of my friends.” — Laura H. (February 7, 2024)
  • “No dislikes, everyone was very friendly, and professional, and the wait time was very short.” — Jason A. (February 5, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz and his assistant are amazing! So helpful, kind, and professional” — Kennedy W. (February 1, 2024)
  • “I always enjoy my visits at Westlake Dermatology on N Lamar. Dr Shahbaz and his team (especially Carrie who always makes the visits fun) really show that they care while asking the important questions of how I feel and anything to expect moving forward. They also mentioned what type of care I need to do during the post-op. I always recommend to friends, family, and strangers how they should check out Westlake for all their dermatology care.” — Daniel R. (January 30, 2024)
  • “Loved Dr. Shahbaz! So knowledgeable and explained everything!” — Sofia P. (January 29, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz is caring and competent, and his assistant Meghan is, too!” — Dena L. (January 12, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz and his team are great. They are all so kind and professional. They go out of their way to help you and make you feel comfortable. I could go on and on.” — Leslie L. (January 12, 2024)
  • “I love my doctor and nurse!!!” — Taylor A. (January 9, 2024)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz has excellent bedside manner and genuinely cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and listened to my skincare concerns and came up with a routine for me to follow.” — Jennifer A. (December 21, 2023)
  • “Dr Shahbaz is amazing! Both technically and bedside manner. Can’t wait to come back for more!” — Angela B. (December 19, 2023)
  • “Everyone was very friendly. Dr. Shahbaz was very professional and thorough.” — Randal R. (December 12, 2023)
  • “Loved Dr. Shahbaz! The staff was fantastic and I feel like I have a clear plan.” — Hannah S. (December 6, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz went above and beyond my expectations. All staff members were friendly, efficient and helpful.” — Christine C. (November 9, 2023)
  • “Whole experience was easy and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Shahbaz explained things very clearly. Great visit.” — Graham F. (October 16, 2023)
  • “I really appreciated how Dr. Shahbaz took the time to understand what I wanted, offered his knowledge and explained the options. 10/10” — Michael A. (October 12, 2023)
  • “Dr. Ali Shahbaz and his team were incredibly friendly and professional! My cyst removal procedure went great, it was such an easy and painless process. Would definitely recommend!” — Aroutin B. (September 25, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz is amazing, personable, and makes sure you feel heard and properly cared for. Every appointment has been an outstanding experience.” — Diego A. (September 25, 2023)
  • “Always pleasant, efficient , helpful. Great team. Dr Shahbaz is wonderful.” — Gael L. (September 5, 2023)
  • “I like my Dr, he is super friendly! All 10’s for Dr. Shahbaz, great work.” — Lori R. (August 31, 2023)
  • “I was seen on time, did not have to wait for the doctor, and Dr. Shahbaz was both pleasant and thorough.” — Gregory E. (August 29, 2023)
  • “Victoria was very accommodating at check in and Carey and Neisha made me feel very comfortable while getting injections. Thank you” — Noah M. (August 16, 2023)
  • “Very kind and friendly staff. Dr. Shahbaz took the time to go over my treatment options and addressed all my concerns. Very happy to have found this place!” — Yamila M. (August 10, 2023)
  • “I appreciate the thoroughness of Dr. Shahbaz in diagnosing my skin issue and recommending a regime to follow. After 6 months of following the plan, my dermatitis is now fully resolved. Very happy with the results. Medical staff (Carey) is very professional and personable!” — Darren R. (August 9, 2023)
  • “Love my new Doctor Shahbaz – kind, caring, and he listens!” — Nina S. (August 7, 2023)
  • “Loved my experience here!!!! Dr. Shahbaz & Carey are amazing and both take pride in creating a natural facial optimization approach which is exactly what I was looking for! Will def be coming back” — Andrea G. (August 1, 2023)
  • “Doctor was well informed, concise and to the point. Knowledgeable” — Siddharth S. (July 13, 2023)
  • “Dr. Shahbaz was very thorough and informative . Our first visit with him, but really liked him!” — Rebecca S. (June 8, 2023)
  • “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)