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Erik Shank, M.D.

Erik Shank, M.D., is on the active medical staff in anesthesiology at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and is the chief of pediatric anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Shank is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine and has been in practice for over 20 years.


  • Medical Degree, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Residency, Stony Brook University Hospital

Board certifications:

  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine