Meet Dr. Shafi


About Dr. Shafi


Dr. Shafi is currently serving a second term on the City Council of Southlake. He was first elected in 2014, and re-elected in 2017. Prior to that, he served on the Planning and Zoning Commission of the city of Southlake, and volunteered in multiple other roles since moving to Texas in 2003.

Born in India and raised in Pakistan, Dr. Shafi came to the US in 1990. He trained in general surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, public health, and business management at some of the best universities in the country, including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Southern Methodist University. He is currently the CEO of a large surgical private practice in Grapevine.

Dr. Shafi has served in several leadership roles at local, national and state professional and political groups. Currently, he is the Vice Chair of Tarrant County Republican Party (the largest urban Republican county in the state of Texas) and President of Southlake Republican Club. Previously, he served as a Republican Precinct Chair in Southlake and on Campaign/Candidates and Outreach committees at Tarrant County Republican Party. He was elected as a delegate to Texas State Republican Conventions in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Shahid and Ayesha have been married for over two and half decades, and are raising their three children in Southlake.