Dr. Veena Shankar specializes in congestive heart failure


October 28, 2002


WORCESTER, Mass.— Cardiologist Veena Shankar, MD, has joined the Division of Cardiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She has also been appointed as assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), UMass Memorial’s academic partner. Dr. Shankar comes to UMass Memorial and UMMS from the faculty of Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland.


Shankar completed a fellowship in cardiology at Case Western Reserve after earning her medical degree and completing her internship in internal medicine in India. She is board certified in adult comprehensive echocardiography as well as in internal medicine and adult cardiovascular disease. Her special interests include noninvasive cardiac imaging including stress imaging, as well as invasive diagnostic cardiology.


UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services.


The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $134 million in research funding annually.  A perennial top ten finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.



Sandra Gray, 508-856-2000