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Ravi M. Shankar

Ravi M. Shankar, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 164 Reviews) View 32 Comments

Dr. Shankar chose Hematology and Oncology as a specialty because they are dynamic fields. "There are many unknowns in cancer," he explains, "and that forces me as a physician to always be learning and striving to improve. The complex process in the development of cancer and the tools we use to fight it is fascinating."

 Dr. Shankar and his wife love to travel, explore new restaurants, and spend time with their friends and family. They recently became a new family of five, welcoming home twin babies, who join their toddler, and so their love of international travel is on hold, understandably, for the near future. 

OFFICE INFORMATION

12462 Putnam St #206
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5480
  • Fax: 562.789.5954

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

PROFILE

GENDER

Male

SPECIALTIES

  • Hematology, Oncology, Medical

LANGUAGES

  • English

Education

Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (California)

Fellowship

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)

MD

Drexel University College of Medicine

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Hematology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Medical Oncology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Patient Reviews

May 14, 2020
He's a good doctor
May 13, 2020
This was the first time I met the Dr as my oncologist left PIH. I would have preferred to meet him in person but this was a safe way to meet him. He was very informative and made sure that I had all my questions answered. I enjoyed my video appointment with him.
May 11, 2020
I am very impressed with Dr. Shankar. My hope is to establish a very long lasting relationship.
May 07, 2020
Dr. Shankar was great.
April 27, 2020
Loved the Tele health option. Dr Shankar spent plenty of time, was easy to talk to and knowledgeable.
April 23, 2020
yes very thorough and he was not rushed and spent as much time as my wife and i needed
April 22, 2020
Looking forward to an in person appointment in future. Happy with Dr. Shankar.
April 21, 2020
Dr. Shankar was very pleasant throughout my visit, which was my first with this office. It is definitely more of a challenge to communicate when everyone is wearing masks, but he made me feel comfortable nonetheless. He listened to my answers, offered insight to what might be causing my issues, and ordered some follow-up lab work. I will be happy to see him at my next visit, in one month, and get more feedback on my condition and how it might be improved.
April 14, 2020
Very easy to talk to and up to date on my medical history.
April 08, 2020
Dr. Shankar was very congenial, answered all of my questions and was reassuring. It was my first meeting with him since my previous oncologist moved away but I felt very comfortable.
March 27, 2020
I would tell them to strongly consider the doctor.
March 23, 2020
Good doctor. Listens and provides feedback and insures you don't have further questions however if you did call the office.
March 20, 2020
Thank you.
March 18, 2020
Very patient and detail.
March 04, 2020
Exelent Dr
February 24, 2020
So Far very favorable
February 20, 2020
He was very blunt. When informing a patient of "bad news," he should attempt to be more sensitive.
January 28, 2020
Dr. Shankar had a caring yet informative demeanor.I would recommend him.
January 22, 2020
Dr Shankar is an awesome doctor. I was very nervous going into the office and he was so calming. He is very knowledgeable about his field.
January 21, 2020
Dr. Shankar was very knowledgeable and took the time needed to help me understand
January 09, 2020
My doctor was very good at communicating and listening to my needs
December 19, 2019
excellent
November 14, 2019
I felt that he was concerned about my wellbeing and what the best treatment for me would be. He was concerned about getting my treatment started as soon as possible and helpful in initiating the process to get this done.
October 14, 2019
Dr. was very friendly and wrote down notes as I talked. I liked that he was willing to help me with trying to get the insurance company to pay for expensive labwork.
October 08, 2019
This doctor was very good, articulate and caring
October 08, 2019
I really enjoyed my visit with this provider. He was kind, friendly, and his demeanor made me feel comfortable and that he really cares about my health.
October 01, 2019
Dr. Shankar was great he explained my health situation in a way I can understand. He made me feel comfortable. He is incredibly patient and kind.
September 30, 2019
I did not know this Dr. so I was concerned but I thought he was very good and I will continue going to him.
September 24, 2019
Seems like a good doctor
September 19, 2019
Very easy to talk to. Listened to concerns, questions answered/explained in easy to understand wordings
September 18, 2019
Friendly Provider and staff. Overall the office provides good service
September 10, 2019
Friendly,caring knowledgeable Dr.