Hariharan Shankar, MD
 

Hariharan Shankar, MD

Associate Professor

"My approach to pain medicine is patient centered, doing what is optimal and safe with the least amount of side effects and incorporating various modalities to decrease the side effects. To that end, I try to limit the use of opioids and manage with multimodality treatment options. "

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Overview

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

Board Certification

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer Pain
  • Low Back Pain Syndromes
  • Neck Pain

Treatments & Services

  • Neuropathic Pain Management
  • Pain Management
 

Clinic Locations

MCW Pain Management Center

959 N. North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee WI,  53226
Phone:(414) 955-7601
Fax:(414) 955-6020
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Biography

Dr. Hariharan Shankar is the Director for the Pain Medicine fellowship program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and also the Director of the Pain clinic at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. Besides his active teaching role for both the anesthesia residency and the pain medicine fellowship programs for which he has received "Teacher of the Year" awards, he is one of the pioneers in the use of ultrasound imaging and lectures nationally and internationally about the use of ultrasound imaging in pain medicine. He has to his credit many abstracts, book chapters, review articles and peer reviewed publications. His area of research is in the use of ultrasound imaging for pain medicine interventions and its safety.
 


Education / Training
  • Doctor of Medicine - Stanley Medical College - Madras, India (1982)
  • Internship in General Surgery - Stanley Medical College - Madras, India (1983-1984)
  • Residency in Anesthesiology - Bangalore Medical School - Bangalore, India (1990)
  • Internship in Surgery - State University of New York Health Science Center - Syracuse (2001-2002)
  • Residency in Anesthesiology - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (2002-2004)
  • Fellowship in Pain Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (2004-2005)
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