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Ravi M. Shankar

Ravi M. Shankar, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 190 Reviews) View 30 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. 


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

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Hematology, Oncology, Medical


  • English



Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (California)


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


Drexel University College of Medicine


Hematology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Medical Oncology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Patient Reviews

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.
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
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.