Meet the Doctors
Shakha Gillin, MD, FAAP
Shakha Gillin, MD, FAAP, has been in North County since 1990. She attended UCSD for her undergraduate education and for medical school. She did her residency at UC Irvine, and was the chief resident at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. She practiced pediatrics in La Jolla for 5 years and Encinitas for 5 years. She has also worked at a private practice in Newport Beach and at the Rady Children’s Hospital Emergency Department.
Shakha has a special interest in preventative care, particularly healthy and active lifestyles for children. She was recognized by San Diego Magazine as a “Top Doctor” annually in their rankings for 2006 through 2022, and as “Best Pediatrician” by Ranch and Coast. She was the founder of the North County Pediatric Journal Club. She previously served on the board of Hanna Fenichel, and was a board trustee at Francis Parker K-12 school. She is a contributing author for AAP HealthyChildren.org and CrossFit.com.
She lives in Del Mar with her husband Scott, a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital, and their son Taj. Her twin sister, Vishakha Gigler, M.D. is a dermatologist in Encinitas. In her spare time, Shakha pursues interests in exercising, music, and fashion.