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Medical oncology


English, Spanish


Veena Shankaran, M.D., is a board certified oncologist at SCCA and UW Medical Center and a UW professor of Medicine and Oncology.

Dr. Shankaran specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, with a focus on cancers of the stomach and esophagus. She believes in providing patients and their families with the knowledge, perspective, compassion and resources to navigate their illness and treatment course with self-assurance and dignity. In addition to providing access to the latest scientific data and clinical trials, she will work with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their particular needs and circumstances.

Dr. Shankaran earned her M.D. at the University of Michigan. Her clinical and research interests include health services and health economics research.

Personal Interests

When she isn’t working, Dr. Shankaran likes listening to opera, playing piano and practicing yoga. Her husband is a physician at UWMC.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

Colorectal Services at UWMC

Colorectal Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Anal Fistula, Colon, rectal and anal cancers, Colorectal surgery, Crohn's disease

SCCA Outpatient Clinic at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave E. Seattle, WA 98109


Cancer care, Oncology

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Hospital at UWMC

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109-102


Cancer care, Oncology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Fellowship, 2009

V.A. Hospital (Hines, IL)

Fellowship, 2009, Health Services Research

Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Teaching Appointment, 2006

Univ. of Michigan Med. Ctr.

Residency, 2005, Internal Medicine

University of Michigan

Internship, 2003, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School

Medical education, 2002


Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology, 2009, American Board of Internal Medicine