Ravi Shankar
Ravi M. Shankar

Ravi M. Shankar MD

Specialties:

Hematology & Oncology
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4.6 / 5 (based on 303 Reviews) View 48 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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

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Gender

Male

Specialties

Hematology & Oncology

Education

Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (California)

Fellowship

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)

Internship

Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois)

Medical Education

Drexel University College of Medicine

Board Certifications

Hematology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Medical Oncology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Patient Reviews

April 01, 2021
When PIH severed oncology services with the Oncology Institute, it created problems for me in not having timely appointments with a doctor. As obtaining an appointment with a new specialist isn't readily available.
March 25, 2021
First visit to office & doctor. Very satisfied. Look forward to a strong relationship.
March 16, 2021
It's hard to get a appointment
March 16, 2021
Dr. Shankar was very professional and courteous! Also, he was personable which is very important to me!
March 16, 2021
Very good Doctor
March 12, 2021
Amazing staff, amazing service. And yes, I felt very content with the results. Thank you so much and continue to do a great job.
March 12, 2021
GOOD SERVICE!
March 04, 2021
Office staff there was one girl. That was very short and rude I thought. The doctor himself didn't know me it was a first time visit. It was hard to express both ways I don't feelthe comfort with him that I felt with the other doctor. Hopefully you're just better.
March 02, 2021
I felt more comfortable here than the previous medical facility I was going to.
March 01, 2021
Very cordial & personal.
February 22, 2021
I appreciate his concern in me as a patient, and hope we can find a solution in the near future.
February 16, 2021
I was unable to establish a telemedicine link and had to do the visit by phone. He is really nice and capable. The only regret is that he didn't go over the lab results for 5 vials of blood. I guess I have to assume they were all within normal ranges.
February 16, 2021
This is our first time to see Dr. Shankar though we would like to see another Dr. Next time we had someone else in our mine just couldn't get in there this time. But we like Shankar so we are keeping him for our care.
February 16, 2021
First time meeting him. He put me at ease.
February 10, 2021
My provider is very good at explaining things and the seems been interested, and he seems very able to do my schedule my treatment the only thing I don't like as I'm not really a big fan of those phone calls over the phone the meeting I prefer in person meeting and thank you.
February 09, 2021
This meeting was instead of work on the computer on which I'm not familiar. This interview with Dr. Shankar could have been done over the telephone very easy, instead of my son bringing me down to his office. I'm sorry. It was nice to meet him, but it could have been done on the phone without having us come into the office. Thank you.
January 27, 2021
when calling office hold times are too long
January 20, 2021
Well a phone conversation is not quite the same as going in personally. But that's what it was, a phone phone interview. That's all.
January 20, 2021
His office made my follow up appointment without consulting me or telling me. I found it by chance on FollowMyHealth.
January 18, 2021
Excellent and very thorough
January 15, 2021
Thank you for understanding my health concerns and without hesitation ordering labs and everything to ensure my well being.
January 14, 2021
Very good, very good care, very respectful doctor, I like everything.
January 12, 2021
I get the best of care :)
January 05, 2021
I'm a newer patient and have only had a few appointments but I am very happy with the service. I will not go back to my old doctor ever again!!
January 04, 2021
Dr. Shankar and his team are very attentive and patient with me! I ask a lot of questions and never feel rushed or hurried. I absolutely appreciate the entire staff!
December 03, 2020
Dr Shankar I feel is so courteous and I feel so comfortable speaking to him he cares a lot and listens he explains in detail which makes me feel at ease I appreciate how he takes his time with me does not rush me. Great Doctor !!!!Comfortable
November 30, 2020
Provider may not have a deep passion for his field and ongoing trading to be the best in his field not much compassion for his patients
November 12, 2020
Dr Ravi Shankar was a very easy going Doctor with an instant rapport and easy to talk to. He asked many questions and listened to the answer. He seemed genuinely concerned with my concerns.
November 06, 2020
Highly professional!
November 03, 2020
Dr. Shankar very nice, listens and asks questions. He looked up my records and went over medical history. Asked if I had any questions. Not rushed and spent plenty of time with me. He is young but seemed very knowledgeable. I will continue my care (Hoping, only see him once of year for checkup) He did say if I had concerns to call or make an appointment to see him.
October 22, 2020
Dr. Shankar was very kind and helpful.
October 21, 2020
Video appointments are valid and helpful for follow up on conditions that are in control. Dr Shankar is always attentive and empathetic to my questions and concerns both in office and via video.
September 28, 2020
He was very through and explained all to my wife and I his plan and a fix for my situation. He was extremely patient and very knowledgeable
August 14, 2020
Dr. Shankar was very informative of my test results and pro-active in suggesting other tests needed. I felt comfortable speaking with him about my issues.
August 12, 2020
I had professional help from the staff when I went for my blood test. A week later, I had a telephone conversation with the Doctor. First visually and then we lost the visual, bust continued by phone. This is the first time I met the doctor, my other doctor is no longer with PIH. It was a helpful new meeting.
August 10, 2020
awesome nice guy!, listens to his patients
July 23, 2020
I have not much comment about my new Oncology since it was my first time meeting him on Telemed. Other than, him being very punctual which I really like that. Young Doctor hope he stays in the group. Will keep him as my Oncology. Hope he keep me as his patient. lol
June 22, 2020
Great visit.
June 22, 2020
Appointment times are honored
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.
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