About Me

As a family medicine physician, I provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to health care for the entire family. I believe a strong physician-patient relationship founded on compassion is central to providing the highest quality care. I encourage my patients to ask questions and participate in developing their individualized treatment plans. I treat a wide range of conditions, but am especially interested in cardiology, diabetes, gynecologic care, hypertension, preventative medicine and women's health.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of the opportunity to serve my community in the dual role of physician and educator. At Ohio State, we enjoy access to a vast network of resources and educational opportunities to ensure our patients receive quality care for generations to come.

When I'm not working, I enjoy playing tennis, traveling and spending time with my family. My husband and I have two young boys who are active in the community. Most of the time our activities revolve around our kids.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Holistic Health
  • Disease Management
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Family Practice
  • Depression
  • Contraception
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Women's Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Primary Care

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Gandhi Medical College, Andhra Pradesh,
10/1/1994 - 2/28/2001


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics, Crookston, MN

10/1/2005 - 3/1/2007


Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008


Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 9/30/2010

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

309 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

    Very professional & very friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

    Dr. Shankar is the best primary provider I have ever had. She really listens, demonstrates empathy, and it's easy to tell how much she cares about her patients. I'm so fortunate to have a caring and intelligent doctor like her during a pandemic that I can consult with.

  • Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

    Care provider was friendly and attentive, but wait time was rather long (>15 mins).

  • Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

    very good

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2020

    She is very nice and caring.

  • Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

    Dr Shankar is always pleasant and addresses all questions. She explains tests and treatments.

  • Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

    It was a first visit and I could tell my chart had not been looked at until we were in-person. There was no consultative aspect to the visit, and as my issues are mental health, dictating my prescriptions w/o asking me why/how I got on them to begin with, how long I've been on or even mentioning all of them (only Adderall was discussed) made me leery. I a void meds for 12 years, finally got on them, and have had the most stable 2 years of my life.

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020


  • Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

    always very professional and caring

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    After an exam Dr. Shanker discussed w/me the tests. She would recommend... and I felt a PART of that decision! That is important to me!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Shanker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.