Ravi Shankar MD | Hematologist | Oncologist | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Ravi M. Shankar

Ravi M. Shankar MD


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4.5 / 5 (based on 481 Reviews) View 16 Comments
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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

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Hematology/Oncology


Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine


Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois)


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (California)


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Patient Reviews

January 10, 2022
There was a mix up with lab orders, but it was rectified.
December 13, 2021
Yes, I think the negativity to the whole call. The guy is a fantastic guy, very thoughtful. Very, you know, that's a lot of sympathy for for my illness. The problem is I don't feel we we really solved a whole bunch. he said I'll see you in 6 months and he says that all time my oxygen level was fine. But I think that possibly a little bit more contact within the system PIA system because I understand he is he is not affiliated with PIA. His computer doesn't talk to any of the system and I found that out because he personally and his sidekick, the lady nurse or doctor. I tried to bill the third party. Which is my Veterans Administration account ending
November 22, 2021
I very much appreciate that this provider took the time & made the effort to create an accurate clinical note after my visit. He did not use a template, instead reported precise and accurate information gleaned from our visit. ALL providers should do this; sadly they do not and therefore misinformation abounds in patient's medical charts.
November 17, 2021
I did have a previous issue with a staff member. I brought this experience to the office manager. The manager explained and listened to me. My issues were handled with professionalism and understanding.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Shankar is a very professional excellent doctor. I have great confidence and Dr. Shankar, and I would have great confidence in Dr. Shankar treating any member of my family.
November 04, 2021
The office is very nice very courteous. The nurse that took care of me in the office was very courteous, very pleasant. I just don't feel that this doctor tries to listen to me. He's just more generic and when I tried to talk to him about issues he just threw me off, too. doing it a different way or seen the primary doctor or and didn't give me any feedback. He didn't even talk to me about my test. I had to ask for that information after I was already out of the examination room. I'm going to try
November 04, 2021
Dr. Shankar was very professional, but also very approachable. He addressed all my concerns. I'm very pleased that he will be in charge of my future oncology care.
November 03, 2021
I appreciated the way Dr. Shankar spoke to me and took the time to listen. He explained things in a way that was easy to understand. Thank you for being patient and kind.
November 01, 2021
The staff was caring and listened attentively
October 27, 2021
Both front desk personnel and attending physician demonstrated professionalism.
October 22, 2021
Hi, appreciate the fact that the doctor is whenever I go in he is on time, have to wait, 5 or 10 minutes. Ask you if there's enough time with me to ask all my questions. Always ask me if I need to know more and gives me an idea what, what I can expect in the future and I just really like him. He's at this point my favorite Doctor. Thank you.
October 20, 2021
It was perfect. Thank you.
October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021
Very happy with my visit
October 14, 2021
Everyone I interact with are professional and display a sincere interest in your health
October 12, 2021
Very good
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