Shamila Balkis Zawahir, MD

Shamila Balkis Zawahir, MD

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

 It is an honor to be entrusted with the care of your child. I endeavor to treat my patient as a whole individual and to develop treatment goals and a plan of care in conjunction with their families. Working together we can get them back to the activities that they love. 

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Primary Areas of Practice

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Procedures

  • Anorectal Motility Studies
  • Capsule Endoscopy in Children
  • Colonoscopy in Children
  • Esophageal Motility Studies
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Feeding Tube Placement (Endoscopic) in Children
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Secretin Stimulation Test

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Feeding Problem in Infants and Children
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pediatric Crohn's Disease
  • Pediatric Food Allergy
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutritional Disorders
  • Pediatric Pancreatic Disease
  • Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis in Children
  • Vomiting in Children, Persistent

Locations

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

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    350 Engle Street 3rd Floor Medical Suites Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-608-2775
    Fax: 201-894-5286

    Monday
    9:00 AM
    4:00 PM
    Wednesday
    9:00 AM
    4:00 PM

Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)

Aetna

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health

Amerigroup

  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage

AmeriHealth

  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)

APWU

  • APWU Health Plan

Cigna

  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health

CoreSource

  • CoreSource

Coventry

  • CCN

EmblemHealth

  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Access Network
  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health

GEHA

  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid

MagnaCare

  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

Medicaid

  • Medicaid NJ

Medicare

  • Medicare NJ

MultiPlan/PHCS

  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO

NALC

  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits

Oxford

  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare

QualCare

  • Choice Care
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP PPO
  • HIP PRIME HMO
  • HIP PRIME PPO
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • CHAMPVA
  • DVA

UMR

  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ Family Care)
  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Wellcare

  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care

About Shamila Zawahir

Dr. Zawahir is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. She diagnoses and treats children of all ages with gastrointestinal disorders. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, nutritional disorders, food allergies, and reflux. She received her MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai, India, followed by her general pediatrics residency at Harlem Hospital Center (an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons), where she was chief resident, and a pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at University of Maryland Children's Hospital. She is a co-author of several book chapters and scientific publications on gastrointestinal disorders in children and was an assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Honors & Awards

2020: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors

Education & Degrees

MBBS: Sri Ramachandra University

Residency

Harlem Hospital

Fellowship

University of Maryland, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Publications

Watkins R, Zawahir S. Celiac DIsease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Pediatr Clin North Am 64 (3). 563-576. 6 2017

Zawahir S, Li G, Banerjee A, Shiu J, Blanchard TG, Okogbule-Wonodi ACInflammatory and Immune Activation in Intestinal Myofibroblasts Is Developmentally Regulated. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2015 Aug;35(8):634-40

Zawahir S, Czinn SJ, Nedrud, JG, Blanchard TGVaccinating Against H. pylori in the Developing World. Gut Microbes. 2013 Nov-Dec; 4(6):568-76

Zawahir S, Safta A, Fasano A, Pediatric Celiac Disease. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Oct;21(5):655-60.

Zawahir S, Blanchard S. GI Bleeding. In: NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2nd Edition. NASPGHAN 2017. 49-58.

Neigut D, Zawahir S, Blanchard S, Fox V. Gastritis (Non-H. pylori). In: NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2nd Edition. NASPGHAN 2017. 69-76.

Zawahir S, Blanchard S. Helicobacter pylori. In: NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2nd Edition. NASPGHAN 2017. 77-82.

Zawahir S, Blanchard S. Bhatia T, Hurtado C. Moya D. Polyps and polypectomy In: NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2nd Edition. NASPGHAN 2017. 319-326.

Paul A, Zawahir S. Hirschsprung's Disease and Disorders of Intestinal Aganglionosis. In: Pohl JF, Gelfond D, Jolley C. Pediatric Gastroenterology: A Color Handbook. CRC Press. 2014.

Zawahir S, Blanchard S. Gastritis. In: Sondheimer JM and Hurtado CW eds.NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. New York. Castle Connelly Publishing, Ltd. 2011, 47-52.

Zawahir S, Blanchard S. H. pylori. In: Sondheimer JM and Hurtado CW eds. NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. New York. Castle Connelly Publishing, Ltd. 2011, 53-56.