Education and Training
MD - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
MBBS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Pediatrics - Medical Center of Delaware/AI Dupont Institute/Thomas Jefferson University, Wilmington, DE
Pediatrics - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Master Teacher Leadership Program - George Washington University, Washington, DC
MBA - Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Titles and Academic Titles
Medical Director and Associate Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Departments and Services
Shankar V. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. In: Gupta P, Menon PSN, Ramji S, Lodha R, editors. Post Graduate Textbook of Pediatrics. Jp Medical Ltd.; 2015.
Shankar V. Procedural Sedation in Children. In: Gupta P, Menon PSN, Ramji S, Lodha R, editors. Post Graduate Textbook of Pediatrics. Jp Medical Ltd.; 2015.
Posters and Presentations
Cartron A, Pastor W, Shankar V. Outcomes for children with hematopoietic stem cell transplant undergoing renal replacement therapy in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Poster at: 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care; 2016 Jun; Toronto, Canada.
Cartron A, Pastor W, Shankar V. Trends in patient characteristics and outcomes for children requiring invasive mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit. Abstract for poster presentation at: American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2016 Jun; San Francisco, CA.
Cartron A, Pastor W, Shankar V. Outcomes for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Platform presentation at: Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; 2016 May; Baltimore, MD.
Cartron A, Pastor W, Shankar V. Use of Magnesium sulfate in pediatric acute asthma: an 8-year multi-institutional study. Abstract for poster presentation at: Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; 2016 Feb; Orlando, FL.
Cartron A, Pastor W, Shankar V. Characteristics of children with asthma admitted to ICUs: a multiinstitutional retrospective study. Abstract for poster presentation at: Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress; 2016 Feb; Orlando, FL.
Cartron A, Shankar V. Can incremental billing opportunities support the expenses associated with staffing a nighttime in-house intensivist in a mid-sized Cardiac ICU? Abstract for poster presentation at: Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society International Meeting; 2015 Dec; Houston, TX.
Cartron A, Watson A, Shankar V. Effect of Separating Intensive Care Units on Physician Productivity: Comparison of Work RVU Generation Between a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and General Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Poster accepted at: the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; 2015 Oct; Washington, DC.
De Biasi R, Song X, Cato L, Floyd T, Talley L, Gorman K, Parra M, Shankar V, Cora-Bramble D, Sable C, Wessel D. Preparedness, Evaluation and Care of Pediatric Persons under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola virus Disease (EVD): Experience from a Pediatric Designated Care Facility. Poster at: Infectious Disease Society Meeting; 2015 Oct 7- 11; San Diego, CA.
Cartron A, Watson A, Shankar V. Comparison of work RVU generated by a critical care physician working in acardiac ICU and a pediatric ICU. Award paper, oral presentation at: the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium; 2015 Sep; Little Rock, AR.
Cartron A, Watson A, Shankar V. What do interventional procedures add to physician work RVUs in a pediatric and cardiac ICU. Poster presented at: Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium; 2015 Sep; Little Rock, AR.
Oldenburg G. Shankar V, Berger J, Diab Y. Continuous Recombinant Antithrombin Infusion in Pediatric Patients with Cardiac Disease Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Oral presentation session at: 31st annual CNMC Keystone ECMO Symposium; 2015 Feb 22-26; Keystone, CO.
Awards and Honors
2010-2014, Best Doctors in America
2008-2009, Top Doctors For Kids, South Jersey Magazine
2005, Beta Gamma Sigma
2003, American College of Chest Physician Governors' Community Service Award
1998, Blackley-Osler Bedside Teaching Award, Blockley Section of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1998, Golden Apple Teaching Award, Crozer Chester Medical Center
1997, Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Crozer-Chester Medical Center
1996, Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1989, SS Manchanda Gold Medal, Indian Academy of Pediatrics
1988, ML Wig Gold Medal, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
1988, Sorel Catherine Freymann Prize, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
1985, New Zealand High Commissioner's Prize, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Editorial and Academic Positions
Ad Hoc Reviewer
Critical Care Medicine
Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology
World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Leadership and Memberships
2015-present, Member, American Association for Physician Leadership
2014-present, Member, American Association for Physician Leadership
2014-present, Member, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
2011-present, Member, CHCA Respiratory Care Directors' forum
2009-present, Member, Society for Pediatric Sedation
2000-present, Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
1999-present, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
1993-present, Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
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