Kirti Shanker

Kirti Shanker, MD

  • Family Medicine

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

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

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


156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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.

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Approachable, engaging,listened to provide good feedback, friendly, seemed to understand me good communication.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

very good

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

She listened carefully.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

easy to communicate with

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I am especially impressed with Dr. Shankers social skills and concern for my overall health.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Overall, I like Dr. Shanker. I like that I have one provider that I see (vs. a practice of rotating doctors). I have recommended family members to her, and I feel like she takes the time to discuss and understand my health concerns rather than just writing me off because I'm fat.

Reviewed on Jun 07, 2018

I like her and thought she did a good job

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I felt like she really listened to me.

Reviewed on May 09, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

she is good provider but i don't like the way she keeps waiting on the room if she change that one i will be happy

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Shanker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.