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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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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

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.

111 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 May 22, 2021

    Dr. Shanker is one of the best doctors I've had. She is knowledgeable, caring, kind, and personable. She doesn't rush me and answers questions thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on May 02, 2021

    Dr.Shankar is simply the best! She takes her time and makes sure she listens to every concern. she's very relaxed and makes me as a patient feel relaxed too.

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

    Also she was wonderful in helping with my individual needs.

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2021

    I don't have any bad experience

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

    Very caring. Feel sometimes not as proactive on meds, testing etc.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    Dr. Shankar has always been respectful, courteous, informative, and helpful on my visits to her.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

    She is very thorough and takes the time to listen to all of my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

    Dr. Shanker is awesome. No other way to describe her. She is patient, thorough, and always covers all the bases.

  • Reviewed on Mar 21, 2021

    Dr. Shanker takes as much timeas needed but is still very efficient. she takes the time to listen, gives advice, and seems to genuinely care.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2021

    The provider usually checks my throat and ears but did not do it this time.

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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.