Other Training & Special Interests: She obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia. She has a Master's in Public Health from UCLA and has also studied in India and Spain.
In 2001, she received the prestigious “Dr. Alexander David Major Memorial Award” for demonstrating excellence in patient care, academic ability, community involvement, and leadership. Discovery Health's episode of “The Residents” featured Dr. Shendrikar, which chronicles the stressful and hectic lives of medical residents by following them while they work at the UCLA Medical Center.