About Me

Shanti Nilakantan, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Nilakantan earned her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi in India. She completed her internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in New Jersey, and her residency at Nassau County Medical Center in New York. In addition, Dr. Nilakantan served as an active duty medical officer in the US Army for three years. She was inspired to become a doctor by the dedication of a family physician who took care of her during her childhood. Dr. Nilakantan also was influenced to pursue a medical career by reading about Florence Nightingale, the British founder of modern nursing. In her spare time, Dr. Nilakantan enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and listening to music. In addition to English, she speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and several other Indian dialects.


English, Hindi, Punjabi

Provider Specialty

Internal Medicine, Primary Care



Medical Degree

Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi in India


Muhlenberg Hospital in New Jersey


Nassau County Medical Center in New York

Locations & Affiliations


Optum – Long Beach Family

4910 Airport Plaza Dr. Suite 100

Long Beach, CA

Office: (562) 429-2473

Appointment: (562) 429-2473