Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Newborn Care
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine



Loyola University Medical Center
Cook County, IL

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Graduate School

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

Undergraduate School

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

Hospitals Affiliated With

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
Baylor Cenntenial Frisco
THR Hospital of Frisco
Medical City Frisco
THR (Presbyterian) Hospital of Plano

Professional Associations

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


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.

Patient Reviews

“Forest Lane Pediatrics is a wonderful pediatrician office with three different locations across DFW in Dallas, Mesquite, and Frisco. My child’s pediatrician is Dr. Mahapatra and she is very nice, hands on, and she will answer all your questions. She is AMAZING! As a first time parent, I feel great leaving each appointment. My husband and I were given a binder of helpful information and receives a print out of milestones at each appointment to keep track of our child’s development. The Frisco location is clean and offers a wellness and sick check in and mobile visits if needed.” – T. Hill

“Dr M was amazing. She listened, addressed our concerns and made us feel welcomed and safe within the practice. We are very excited for our girls to be under her care!” – Lindsay

“Dr. Smitha Mahapatra is really took good care when it is needed. I needed to see her because my daughter health concern and she gave the appointment on the sameday which was a big relief for me, she explained all these things in very detail. I would definitely recommend her to my friends & family!” – Lakshmi