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Suven Shankar, MD

Surgical Oncology Breast Cancer General Surgery

SIH Medical Group

Locations & Contact Information

SIH Cancer Institute

SIH Cancer Institute

1400 Pin Oak Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918 Get Directions
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SIH Cancer Institute

1400 Pin Oak Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918
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PH: 618-985-3333

About Provider


Dr. Suven Shankar MD FACS FSSO is a distinguished Surgical Oncologist affiliated with the SIH Cancer Institute and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where he provides exceptional care and expertise in cancer treatment.

Specializing in Surgical Oncology, Dr. Shankar was drawn to the field by the complexity and challenges inherent in cancer care. His commitment to combating cancer and improving patient outcomes has been a driving force throughout his career.

Originally from India, Dr. Shankar completed his schooling, including Medical School, before pursuing surgical training in the United States. His diverse background and extensive training have equipped him with a wealth of knowledge and skill in the field of oncology.

Patients visiting Dr. Shankar can expect personalized and comprehensive care. With a dedication to patient education, he ensures that individuals and their families understand their cancer diagnosis, treatment options, and necessary further investigations. Dr. Shankar fosters an environment of openness and honesty, where patients feel comfortable asking questions and expressing their concerns.

With over a decade of service, Dr. Shankar celebrates his 11th year with SIH, where he has become an integral part of the medical community. He values the unique characteristics of Southern Illinois, describing it as a hidden gem with appreciative residents. Dr. Shankar finds fulfillment in providing advanced surgical cancer care to the region, eliminating the need for patients to travel long distances for treatment.

For Dr. Shankar, the most rewarding aspect of his job is the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of his patients. By offering specialized surgical oncology services locally, he contributes to improving access to care and ensuring that individuals receive the best possible treatment close to home.

Board Certified


  • English


  • Surgical Oncology and General Surgery
  • Fellowship detail: Surgical Oncology (Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland)

Medical Training


Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore


Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Tennessee), Nashville, TN
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN


Mercy Medical Center (Maryland), Baltimore, MD, Surgery Oncology