5274-Sinha, Shilpee

Shilpee Sinha, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Methodist Hospital - Palliative Care
1633 N. Capitol Ave., MT 301

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Shilpee Sinha is the Service Line Lead for the Indiana University Health Palliative Care Services at the Adult Academic Health Center and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her medical studies at the Armed Forces Medical College India and a Residency in Internal Medicine at Overlook Hospital, a UMDNJ affiliated program in New Jersey. After completing a Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center Manhattan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine she joined the IU System in 2006. Dr. Sinha started working as a Hospitalist, providing primary palliative care and overseeing care for patients on the Yellow Rose Unit, a unit for patients nearing the end of life. She additionally served as an Associate Medical Director for Ruth Lilly Hospice. She transitioned to the Palliative Care service when it was formally established in 2011. During her years of service she has been integrally involved in developing a robust inpatient program at the AAHC serving over 2,000 patients a year. In her current role as the Service Line Lead for the Adult Academic Health Center she has helped expand the outreach to IU's Indiana Surburban Region hospitals, as well as in the community through outpatient clinics, virtual health and home based service. Dr. Sinha is a recipient of the IU School of Medicine ASPIRE Scholarship from 2017-2018 and used this research opportunity to explore advance directives in the perioperative population. She is a cofounder of the Indiana Network for Hospice and Palliative Care, a statewide collaborative which was started in 2020. Her passion is caring for patients with serious illness and helping to advance palliative care at both a specialty level and at a primary level.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Education
    2000 MBBS Armed Forces Medical College
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
    American College of Physicians
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

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