Desert Cities Dialysis, Victorville and Barstow
Dialysis, Nephrology

Jay Shankar, M.D., C.E.O.

C.E.O. of Desert Cities Dialysis and High Desert Nephrology

Dr. Jay Shankar, M.D. is Medical Director and C.E.O. of High Desert Nephrology and Desert Cities Dialysis, and is a prominent member of the high desert community.

Boards and Licenses:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Certified September 1984
  • American Board of Nephrology-Certified November 1986
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians-January 1991
  • MBA California State University San Bernardino-June 2002
  • The Medical Board of California
  • Drug Enforcement Agency


Dr. Shankar studied at Yuvaraja’s College in Mysore, India and received his degree there in 1966.  He then continued on to Mysore Medical College receiving the following degrees:  M.B.B.S in 1974, E.C.F.M.G. in July of 1976, and F.L.E.X. in June of 1980.

Dr. Shankar completed his Compulsory Rotating Internship in 1973 at Mysore Medical College Hospitals in India.

Dr. Shankar was a Resident in General Surgery at J.J.M. Medical College Hospital in Davangere, India from 1973-75, and also at Sligo General Hospital in Sligo Ireland, South Charitable Infirmary in Cork, Ireland and Ulster Hospital in Belfast, Ireland from 1976-79.

Dr. Shankar completed a Flexible Internship position at Elyria Memorial Hospital in Elyria, OH from 1979-80 and moved on to be a Resident in internal Medicine at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI from 1980-1983.

From there, Dr. Shankar went on to be a Fellow in Nephrology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI from 1983-85 and went back to Oakwood Hospital as a Nephrologist from 1985-1986.

In 1987-1988, Dr. Shankar became Chief Nephrologist for Lakeside Medical Center and then continued on to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio in 1988, moving into practice at Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Victorville, CA from 1988-91.

From here, Dr. Shankar has come to stay in the High Desert of the Victor Valley as Medical Director and CEO of High Desert Nephrology and Desert Cities Dialysis from 1991 to the present.

Affiliations and Organizations:

  • Member of The American Medical Assoc.
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • California Medical Assoc.
  • American College of Physicians
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • Renal Physicians Assoc.
  • National Renal Administrators Assoc.
  • Life Member of the Indian Medical Assoc.
  • Past Chief of Staff, Victor Valley Community Hospital
  • Past President, San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • Past Member Board of Directors, Victor Valley Community Hospital
  • Past President, MMC GANA (Mysore Medical College Graduates Association of North America)
  • Life Member of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
Dr. Jay Shankar

Dr. Jay Shankar, M.D. is affiliated with the following Hospitals:

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
18300 Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Barstow Community Hospital
555 Seventh Street
Barstow, CA 92392

Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis Clinic
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

400 N. Pepper Ave
Colton, CA 92324-1817

Victor Valley Community Hospital
15248 11th Street
Victorville, CA 92392

Desert Valley Hospital
16850 Bear Valley Rd.
Victorville, CA 92392


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