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
  • Anxiety
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Family Practice
  • Depression
  • Contraception
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Women's Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Holistic Health
  • Disease Management
  • Arthritis
  • 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.

294 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2020

    I was impressed with every aspect of my care during my visit. I just switched to Dr. Shanker because my previous physician moved offices. Dr. Shanker was respectful and easy to talk to and I was pleased with her bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

    Dr. Shanker is great!

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

    I felt she took the time needed to thoroughly go thru my medical chart, bring up pertinent questions, waited/listened to answers. Seemed up to date with latest inoculation requirements. Made suggestions for keeping healthy during pandemic quarantine. I felt at ease and "in good hands."

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

    she is the best

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Dr Shankar is the best primary care I've ever had. she listens, is empathetic, and so caring. I have recommended her a number of times. she is also super responsive if an issue arrives via my chart. so grateful to have a doctor like her when I hear so many stories about poor care. she is wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2020

    Dr. Shanker is a very caring & competent professional & I appreciate all that she does for me. She has accommodated my every concern.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

    Friendly, efficient, caring, spent extra time with me

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

    Friendly, knowledgeable, good listener.

  • Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

    Dr. Shanker is a wonderful doctor. She is always kind and courteous. I can tell she is an "active listener" and feel confident that she is understanding my symptoms. She asks clarifying questions when needed and is more thorough and helpful than any other PCP I have had.

  • Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019


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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Shanker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.