Vanessa L. Shanks, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Vanessa Shanks, MD, is a neonatologist who is originally from Baltimore, Maryland where she completed medical school at University of Maryland. She completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics here in Columbus before moving back to the east coast for Neonatology fellowship at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She is currently a certified lactation counselor and neonatologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, as well as the Medical Director for Lactation Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her special interest is in providing parental support throughout all phases of lactation.

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Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/01/2015

Board Certifications
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital Date Completed: 08/08/2015
Residency Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2012
Medical School University of Maryland Date Completed: 05/16/2008
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