Kirti Shanker

Kirti Shanker, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-7417

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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Gandhi Medical College


Family Medicine
Grant Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 9/30/2010

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


211 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Shanker is always attentive and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Wonderful - concerned, caring, efficient, good listener & communicator. I have the utmost confidence in her.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr. Shanker is "meh" - not great, not horrible. Mediocre. I'm a patient of hers until I can find someone else. That said, she did take my concerns seriously and acted appropriately for my care. Sometimes I feel like she doesn't listen.

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

My care provider always provide me with the absolute BEST experience regarding my care. My care provider explains things where I can understand the care that I will receive, and also makes sure to answer every question or discuss my concerns with me. Dr. Kirti Shanker, provides an Outstanding quality of care each and every time I have an officec visit. Dr. Shanker has also called to check on me after surgery, and I will stay with Dr. Shanker no matter what OSU office she provides care from. On this particular day I walked into the office with so many questions, and feeling down--- When I walked out I had a whole different outlook on my situation and I owe many thanks to my favorite Dr. Kirti Shanker.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Shanker takes her time with you. She is always willing to spend those few extra minutes to really listen and understand any concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018

Excellent :)

Reviewed on Nov 07, 2018

She was great as always

Reviewed on Nov 06, 2018

she is very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2018

very good. fascinating human being.

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2018

Very pleasant, kind, understanding, and patient. Didn't feel rushed. Glad she is my head doctor.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Shanker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.