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Shivani Sockanathan, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 426-4084

Fax: (585) 426-4631

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

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Education and Training
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, majoring in Biopsychology and Child Development. I completed my Doctor of Medicine degree at Chicago Medical School. My training continued further at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency program with an area of concentration in maternal-child health. I am currently board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

My patient care philosophy is centered on education and communication. I will always prioritize sharing medical information so that my patients truly understand how their body works. The human body is so interesting and I think it’s important for everyone to understand the science behind their diagnosis and health.

Special Interests
In addition to Family Medicine, I am interested in women’s health, diabetes, and obesity.

On a Personal Note
In my free time, I enjoy baking, hiking, traveling, scrapbooking and crafts, and running.

Professional Background

Dr. Sockanathan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University with a double major in Biopsychology and Child Development. She went on to receive her medical degree from Chicago Medical School with a distinction in Basic Sciences. She completed her Family Medicine residency at University of Rochester with an area of concentration in Maternal Child Health and became board certified in Family Medicine. She went on to receive board certification in Obesity Medicine as well. She has experience working in primary care, seeing patients of all ages and performing office procedures.



MD | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Science

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/25/2018 - 06/24/2020
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/25/2017 - 06/24/2018
Internship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Distinction in Basic Sciences
Location: Chicago Medical School


Journal Articles

Nadeem R., Sockanathan S., Singh M., Hussain T., Kent P., AbuAlreesh S. "Impact of Dobutamine in Patients with Septic Shock: A Meta-Regression Analysis". Am J Ther. 2015; .

Richer S., Patel S., Sockanathan S., Ulanski L.J., 2nd, Miller L., Podella C. "Resveratrol based oral nutritional supplement produces long-term beneficial effects on structure and visual function in human patients". Nutrients. 2014; 6: 4404-4420.