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 344 Reviews) View 42 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 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

June 14, 2022
I've had Dr. Shankar briefly and now he is leaving. I automatically am going to be assigned to a new Doctor but don't know who He is and wasn't able to schedule my appointment yet. I would have liked to have had the option to pick a Doctor that is already part of the department and has been for awhile.
May 26, 2022
They are very kind,they are very efficient., and the doctor is fantastic, and I am going to miss him very much.
May 24, 2022
I was very sorry to hear that Dr. Shankar is leaving PIH. He was an amazing provider.
May 24, 2022
Found out my doctor will be no longer employed at PIH next visit but i was never told of his departure now i have to see a physician assistant which dosent make me happy at all
May 24, 2022
I am satisfied with everything . everybody was courteous , i was done fast . Thank you so much.
May 12, 2022
All providers are highly professional.
May 11, 2022
Doctor Shankar and his team are great. He will truly be missed.
May 11, 2022
I feel that this doctor and his staff go well beyond what I could even hope for.
May 09, 2022
Very caring and attentive staff. They care about getting you the help and care you need. I am very appreciative of PIH staff.
May 04, 2022
Dr Shankar is an excellent doctor
April 20, 2022
The dr. Was in a hurry so it seems to move on, I did ask my questions but he just seemed to be in a big hurry
April 07, 2022
It would be great. If Dr. Shankar, would go and meet his appointments in a timely manner. I'm not understanding why he's late and every single appointment, continuously late. I don't think this is acceptable because I'm taking time out of my work day to wait for him and I don't like that I'm having to wait 40 minutes for a person. When the appointment is at 9 a.m., the max I should be waiting is 9:20, beyond that, I get very irritated. So I feel like he's not respecting my time and I really feel like he needs to be spoken to about this. This is unacceptable behavior it is unprofessional and it tells me that this doctor does not value me as a human being. So I really hope that he works on his time issues and not only that, I don't really trust him with my care. I feel like he doesn't take the time to look at my chart. So you know this
March 14, 2022
Staff and doctors should show more sympathy for patients, especially when 1st time and not show is just another account for their business.
March 09, 2022
Short, but informative...
February 17, 2022
This provider and staff have helped me survive 31/2 years with ovarian cancer! A miracle! They continue to keep up with new treatments in a complex and rapidly changing world of new discoveries. I am a grateful beneficiary.
February 11, 2022
The doctor did a great job. I enjoyed every moment of it and I'd recommend him to anybody. Thank you.
February 02, 2022
Courteous and informative... answered all of my questions in terms that I understood....
February 01, 2022
Took a long time to make the initial visit. I think this is something can be improved.
January 31, 2022
First time patient
January 26, 2022
PIH staff always provide the Best Customer Services. I always addressed to family and friends. Always Polite, Friendly, Helpful going the Extra Mile to Help. Keep up the good work!! Kudos to that!!
January 26, 2022
Dr. Shankar is a very polite very professional very caring physician. It is a pleasure to be one of his patients
January 25, 2022
Yes, the doctor was very polite understanding. He answered all the questions answered. My husband's questions are the office was nice and clean and everybody treated me with respect, even the nurse. The nurse was very, very nice. Thank you.
January 25, 2022
Very nice and listened
January 24, 2022
Yes. Everything went well, but they keep changing my schedule or what time it was set for one time and then they called me and they need to change it to another time, which was okay, but then they call me on third time and they wanted to change my schedule again and they asked if they could and I said, no, I really made a definite the second time they had asked me to change it, but I didn't like that they asked me a third time to change my scheduling. That's my only issue.
January 24, 2022
Parking convenience is terrible and hard to navigate for a first time visitor.
January 19, 2022
Feel very confident with Dr Shankar care
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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