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Shashank Rajkumar

Hospital Resident

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Shashank Rajkumar


Shashank Rajkumar, MD, was born in Bangalore, India, and grew up across Australia, Japan, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Traveling across the world from a young age, Dr. Rajkumar developed a passion for meeting people and hearing their stories. These experiences shaped a large part of Dr. Rajkumar’s identity and influenced his decision to practice medicine. He studied chemistry at Duke University and eventually combined his love for science with his desire to help people by staying for medical school. During an elective rotation, he fell in love with neurosurgery and met many neurosurgeons who exhibited the kindness, humility, and work ethic that he wanted to embody as a physician. Dr. Rajkumar chose to continue his training at Yale Neurosurgery because of the tight-knit community and research resources available at Yale.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Duke University, Medicine (2022)
  • BS
    Duke University, Chemistry (2018)

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