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
Pediatric Critical Care MedicinePediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MBA - Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Titles and Academic Titles
Medical Director and Associate Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Associate Division Chief, Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac ICU
Associate Division Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Kurkluoglu M, Badia S, Peer SM, Jonas R, Shankar V, Sinha P: Patency of Common Carotid Artery and Internal Jugular Vein after a Simple Vessel Sparing Cannulation for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation support. J Pediatr Surg 52(11): 1806-1809, 2017.
Diab YA, Ramakrishnan K, Ferrell B, Chounoune R, Alfares FA, Endicott KM, Rooney S, Corcoran J, Zurakowski D, Berger JT, Shankar V, Nath DS: Intravenous Versus Subcutaneous Enoxaparin in Critically Ill Infants and Children: Comparison of Dosing, Efficacy and Safety Outcomes. Accepted in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 May;18(5):e207-e214. Pediatr Crit Care Med 18(5): e207-e214, 2017.
Alfares FA, Jones MB, Ramakrishnan K, Endicott KM, Zurakowski D, Shankar V, Nath DS: Perceptions of bedside cardiac critical care registered nurses on 24 hour attending intensivist coverage. Congenit Heart Dis 11(4): 354-358, 2016.
De Biasi R, Song X, Cato K, 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. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 5(1): 68-75, 2016.
Diab YA, Ramakrishnan K, Alfares FA, Hynes CF, Chounoune R, Shankar V, Kanter JP, Nath DS: Transcatheter Treatment of Thrombosis in the Single Ventricle Pathway: An Institutional Experience. Congenit Heart Dis 11(1): 39-44, 2016.
Cies J, Shankar V, Schlichting C, Kuti JL : Population Pharmacokinetics of Piperacillin/Tazobactam in Critically ill Children. Pediatr Infectious Dis J 2013 Jul 31 33(2): 168-173, 2014.
Cies JJ, Moore WS, Shankar V, Chopra A : Antimicrobial Renal Injury in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Β-Lactams vs. Vancomycin. Pharmacy Page: 276-286, 2014.
Shankar V, CostelloJ, Klugman D, Murfad S, Nath D : Ethical Dilemma: Offering Short-Term Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support for Terminally-Ill Children Who Are Not Candidates for Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support or HeartTransplantation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 5(2): 311-314, 2014.
Su L, Spaeder MC, Jones M, Sinha PS, Nath DS, Jain P, Berger JT, Williams L, Shankar V : Implementation of an ECPR simulation program reduces ECPR times in real patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med 15(9): 856-860, 2014.
Cies J, Shankar V : Vancomycin Trough Levels and Nephrotoxicity in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pharmacotherapy 33(4): 392-400, 2013.
Shankar V, Haque A, Churchwell KB, Russell W: Insulin Glargine Supplementation During Early Management Phase of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children. Intensive Care Medicine 33(7): 1173-1178, 2007.
Shankar V, Churchwell KB, Deshpande JK : Isoflurane Therapy for Life Threatening Status Asthmaticus in Children. Intensive Care Medicine 32(6): 927-933, 2006.
Shankar V, Paul VK, Deorari AK, Singh M: Do Neonates with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Require Antibiotics? Indian J Pediatr 62: 327-333, 1995.
Shankar V, Armstead WM: Opioid Contribute to Hypoxia Induced Pial Artery Dilation Through Activation of ATP-Sensitive K+ Channels. Am J Physiol 269: H997-H1002, 1995.
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
Cardiopulmonary interactions and Principles of Mechanical ventilation in neonates with critical CHD. Sept 2019.
Cardiopulmonary interactions during mechanical ventilation : Visiting Professor/ Invited talk at All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India. June 2019.
Long Stay CICU patients; An Intensivist perspective; Invited Talk at Perioperative Management of Congenital heart Disease in LMIC, Kochi, India. June 2019.
Approach to post operative Mechanical ventilation in CHD; Invited Talk at Perioperative Management of Congenital heart Disease in LMIC, Kochi, India. June 2019.
An overview of Pediatric ECMO: Invited talk as visiting professor at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Nov 2018.
Extracorporeal Blood Purification: Has the time arrived? : Invited talk at National Pediatric Intensive Care Conference , Coimbatore, India. Nov 2018.
Low Cardiac Output State : Invited talk at National Pediatric Intensive Care Conference , Coimbatore, India. Nov 2018.
Troubleshooting common issues during pediatric ECMO: Workshop at Invited talk at National Pediatric Intensive Care Conference , Coimbatore, India. Nov 2018.
Approach to an infant with critical Congenital Heart Disease : Invited talk as visiting professor at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Nov 2018.
Supportive care during ECMO; Workshop session ; At National Pediatric Intensive Care Conference , Coimbatore, India. Nov 2018.
ECMO is Not Necessary in pediatric cardiac patients in India : Con position, Pro-con debate at Pediatric Cardiac Society of India Annual Meeting, Mumbai, India. Oct 2018.
Bleeding and clotting issues in Cardiac ICU ; Invited talk at Cardiology 2018, Scottsdale, AZ. Feb 2018.
Anticoagulation during Mechanical circulatory Support ; Invited talk at Cardiology 2018, Scottsdale, AZ. Feb 2018.
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
2020-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Journal for Cardiac Surgery
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, Capacity Management Committee
2017-present, Unit Partnership Leaders Group
2017-present, Operations Council, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2016-present, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
- Board of Directors
1995-present, American College of Chest Physicians
- 2000-present, Fellow
1993-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
- 2016-present, Expert Panel for Pediatric Critical Care Admission, Discharge and Triage Guidelines
1992-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
- 1999-present, Fellow
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