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

Gandhi Medical College

University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics

Grant Medical Center

Grant Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

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.

259 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 Nov 04, 2019

    My normal dr. here is AMAZING but she was terrible and will never see her again.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2019

    Dr. Shankar is caring and well-informed.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    Dr. Shanker is caring, listens to you & takes good care, keeping a eye on your health.

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2019

    I love Dr. Shanker. I like that she is a non-medication doctor. She spent a good amount of time with me and listened to all my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

    Amazing doctor who listens, responds, listens some more, never makes you feel bad and truly seems like she cares!

  • Reviewed on Aug 06, 2019

    Dr Shanker demonstrates genuine care and a willingness to help.

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

    Professional, attentive to concern.

  • Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

    I work in the healthcare field and, despite having no clinical expertise of my own, tend to come to my appointments with 100 questions or theories of my own about what's wrong with me and what treatments might be appropriate. Dr. Shanker always takes the time to explain to me what her conclusions are and why and which evidence-based treatment (or lack of treatment) she is suggesting and why. I really appreciate her empathy and thoroughness.

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

    This was only my second visit with Dr. Shanker. She seems to be very competent and very concerned with my welfare.

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2019

    I was very impressed with this doctor. She was very gentle and respectful

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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.