Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Newborn Care
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine

Education

Residency

Loyola University Medical Center
Pediatrics
Cook County, IL
2015

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
2012

Graduate School

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Indianapolis, IN
2008

Undergraduate School

Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Minor in Biology
Bloomington, IN
2007

Hospitals Affiliated With

Baylor Frisco
Texas Health Presbyterian

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow, 2012-present

Biography

Dr. Smita Mahapatra is a board-certified pediatrician that joined Forest Lane Pediatrics in 2019 after working for 4 years as a newborn/pediatric hospitalist in Indianapolis and Houston. Although she is originally from the Midwest and completed all of her education and residency training there, she is happy to call the Dallas area home now.

Coming from a very large family, she has always loved spending time with children and feels privileged to be able to provide personal and medical support for children and their families in any way that she can. She also loves being a part of her community and has participated in many volunteer activities through the years including Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Community Leadership Mentor Programs, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, and various children’s health fairs.

Dr. Mahapatra resides in the west Plano area. In her free time, she enjoys leading an active and balanced life that includes lots of family and friend time, Orange Theory Fitness, Indian/Latin dancing, traveling, hiking, and baking.