Prabhu Shankar, M.D., M.S., MRCP (UK)

Prabhu RV Shankar, M.D., M.S., MRCP (UK)


Health Informatics

Internal Medicine


  • Clinical Informatician, Assistant Adjunct Professor


UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-800--2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-703-6995
Fax: 916-734-3580



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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shankar's research interests include use of electronic health record data for research, knowledge modeling, predictive modeling, ontology development and its application for data standardization, integration and computer-assisted reasoning. His other passion is the application of evolving mobile health (mHealth) technologies in healthcare. 

Dr. Shankar is an MD with a master’s degree (MS) in Health Informatics from the University of Texas at Houston. He brings a wealth of knowledge in medicine and informatics, having worked in healthcare in India, UK and USA. He has participated in full cycle implementation of EHRs (Epic) in primary/ specialty care practices, worked with business intelligence tools to mine EHR data for research studies.

He has the knowledge and experience about the full cycle of healthcare data - starting from configuring the systems to generate useful data to fully utilize the generated data for new knowledge generation for the common good – the objective of the learning health system. In his current position, he plays a key role in requirements analysis, research design, data extraction and implementation of clinical research projects at UC Davis.

He is responsible for 3 quarters of classroom teaching and teach Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDS) course in the Masters of Health Informatics program.


Health Informatics

Center/Program Affiliation

Public Health Sciences
Center for Health and Technology


M.D., Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India 1989

MRCP, Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London UK 1993

M.S., Health Informatics, University of Texas, Houston TX 2003

M.B.,B.S., Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India 1985

Professional Memberships

American Medical Informatics Association

Indian Association for Medical Informatics

Royal College of Physicians (UK)

Honors and Awards

First Prize, the American Medical Informatics Association Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Working Group (AMIA KDDM WG) and the University of North Norway (UNN) sponsored international data competition to predict (Predictive Modeling) surgical site infections in post-operative patients using laboratory data using machine learning tools, AMIA Conference, 2016

Poster award, Pediatric Healthcare Innovation Conference, Emory University and Georgia Tech, 2014

Student Poster award, Annual Research Day poster contest, University of Texas at Houston, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Prabhu R Shankar MD, MS1, Rachel Logan2, Allison Foley3, MS, Hong Li3 MD, PhD. Novel Approaches to Identifying Rare Diseases Using Electronic Health Record data, Mabry Syndrome as an example. Selected for the oral presentations at the annual AMIA Symposium, November 04 - 08, 2017, Washington DC.

Shilpa Vyas-Read MD MSc1, Usama Kanaan MD1,2, Prabhu Shankar MD, MS, MRCP1, Jane Stremming MD3, Curtis Travers MPH4, David P Carlton MD1, and Anne Fitzpatrick PhD RN CPNP MSc1. Early Characteristics of Infants with Pulmonary Hypertension in a Referral Neonatal. BMC Pediatrics. 2017

Prabhu RV Shankar, MD, MS, Michael Scott Kelleman, MSPH, Courtney E McCracken, PhD, Claudia R Morris, MD and Harold K Simon, MD. Real Time Access to Online Immunization Records and its Impact on Tetanus Immunization Coverage in the ED. Published online at IEEE Xplore:

Beverly Barton Rogers, MD; Prabhu Shankar, MD; Robert C. Jerris, PhD; David Kotzbauer, MD; Evan Anderson, MD; Renee Watson, Lauren Besal, PhD; Francine Uwindatwa, MS, MBA; Kelly McNamara, James Bost, PhD, Arch Pathol Lab Med. Impact of a Rapid Respiratory Panel Test on Patient Outcomes.

Matthew N. Collins1, Cindy B. Brawley, MT(AMT)1, Courtney E. McCracken, PhD2, Prabhu R. V. Shankar, MD, MS2, Michael S. Schechter, MD, MPH2,3 and Beverly Barton Rogers, MD1,2. Risk Factors for Quantity Not Sufficient Sweat Collection in Infants 3 Months or Younger. Am J of Clin Path. 2014;142, 72-75.

Prabhu Shankar1, Snezana Nikolic1, Sivaram Arabandi3, Shamakant Navathe2, Kunal Malhotra2, Rani Singh1. Developing the Ontology for Newborn Screening, Long-term Follow up and Translational Research (ONSTR). May 5th - 10th, 2013, Atlanta, GA.

Snezana Nikolic, Prabhu Shankar, Sivaram Arabandi, Akshaye Dhawan, Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Sham Navathe, Kunal Malhotra and Rani Singh. ONSTR: The Ontology for Newborn Screening Follow-up and Translational Research. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Montreal, Qc, Canada, 8th & 9th July 2013.

TN Nagabhushan1, S.P. Shiva Prakash1, Suresh Chande2, Dr. Prabhu Shankar3. Remote Monitoring and Discrete Data Capture of Joint Pain and other Parameters via the NokiaN900 Device: Enhancing Patient/Physician Interaction. Proceedings of 11th conference of open innovations association of Finnish-Russian Cooperation in Telecommunications (FRUCT), St.Peter'sberg, Russia, 116-125, Apr 2012.

Prabhu Shankar, MD, MRCP, Muhammad Walji, MS, Asma Ali, BS, and Kathy A. Johnson-Throop, PhD, AMIA Annu Symp Proc. Decision support systems to identify different species of malarial parasites. 2003; 2003: 1006.

Irmi Willcockson, PhD, Prabhu R.V. Shankar, MD, MRCP (UK), Cynthia L. Phelps, PhD, and Craig W. Johnson, PhD. AMIEncouraging adolescents toward Mental Health Careers via Website Biographies. A Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 2003: 1052.