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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 2013
    National Institutes of Health, NIH
  • MS, 2012
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, 2012
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2009
    SUNY Upstate University Hospital
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 2007
    SUNY Upstate University Hospital
  • MD, 2002
    Bangalore University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Endocrinology

National Provider ID: 1659536696


Roopa Kanakatti Shankar, M.D., M.S., is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s National Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shankar specializes in working with children with Turner syndrome (TS). She leads the multidisciplinary Turner Syndrome Clinic, which is 1 of only 9 centers nationally and the only center in Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) for providing excellent care to individuals with TS and increasing knowledge about TS through research.

Dr. Shankar holds board certifications in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, is the recipient of several honors, grants and awards, and is an active member of the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society, including the Turner syndrome special interest group.

Read more about Dr. Shankar’s research, including practice guidelines for Turner syndrome, at PubMed.