Veena Shankaran, M.D.

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Veena Shankaran, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

UW Medicine

Dr. Veena Shankaran is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, with a particular focus on cancers of the esophagus and stomach. She is an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an Assistant Member of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Dr. Shankaran’s research interests focus on the out-of-pocket costs that patients with gastrointestinal cancers experience as well as the cost-effectiveness of cancer therapy — studying how great care can be delivered without wasting resources. 

Education and Training

  • Board Certification, Medical Oncology
  • Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Chicago, IL.
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Medical Degree, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • B.A. in Philosophy. Magna Cum Laude,  Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

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