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Venkat R. Shankar, MD

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties

Critical Care Medicine
Division Chief, Respiratory Care Services
Cardiac Surgery
Transport Medicine

Cardiac Critical Care
Medical Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program (ECMO)
Heart Failure Program
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Critical Care
National Provider Identifier1124124300

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Venkat R. Shankar, MD, MBA, joined Children’s National as the Division chief of Respiratory Care from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where he was Chief of Pediatric Critical Care after having been recruited from Vanderbilt University three years earlier. Dr. Shankar also is an attending in the PICU and CICU. His research interests include Extracorporeal membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), status asthmaticus, congenital heart disease and procedural sedation.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, IndiaDoctor of Medicine 1980 -1988
Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1999
FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians 2000
MemberSociety of Critical Care Medicine1993
MemberSociety for Pediatric Sedation2009
Journal Article, V Shankar (2008), Sedating children for radiological procedures:an intensivist’s perspective., Pediatr Radiol, 38.

Journal Article, V Shankar, K B Churchwell, J K Deshpande (2006), Isoflurane Therapy for Life Threatening Status Asthmaticus in Children, Intensive Care Medicine, 32, 6, 927-933.

Journal Article (2006), Late Presentation of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 7, 2, 177-179.

Journal Article, SA Shah, V Shankar, KB Churchwell, MB Taylor, BP Scott, R Bartilson, DW Byrne, KG Christian, DC Drinkwater (2005), Clinical Outcomes of 84 Children with Congenital Heart Disease Managed with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation after Cardiac Surgery, ASAIO Journal, 51, 5, 504-507.

Journal Article (1988), Cardiac tamponade in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Ind Pediatr, 25, 3, 75-76.

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