Dr. Heena Thakkar attended medical school in Mumbai, India, and moved to the United States in 1970 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Naren Thakkar. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh while Naren was getting his masters in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. They moved to Houston in 1975, and with the wonderful support of her loving husband, she opened her pediatric practice in the Houston Heights. They were married for 33 years when Naren passed in 2002. Their daughter, Shilpa, started medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston that same year and was determined to make her late father proud. When she completed her residency in 2009, she joined her mother’s practice and was thrilled to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Since then, the practice has continued to grow. The office was renovated and expanded to 3,500 square feet in 2010 to more comfortably accommodate their patients. Both Dr. Thakkar and Dr. Pankaj strive to maintain a commitment to excellence and the highest quality of care for their patients.