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Anthony L. Shanks, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Anthony Shanks has been practicing his specialty since 2010. He chose Maternal-Fetal Medicine because he feels the opportunity to care for women with complicated pregnancies is unlike any other. It presents unique challenges involving the care of two patients simultaneously as well as the opportunity for prenatal diagnosis and interventions to improve perinatal outcomes.
Dr. Shanks earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He went on to complete an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship, both at Washington University in St. Louis.
Shanks AL, Mehra S, Gross G, Colvin R, Harper LM, Tuuli MG.
Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jul;33(8):732-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1571327. Epub 2016 Feb 18.
Goetzinger KR, Shanks AL, Odibo AO, Macones GA, Cahill AG.
Am J Perinatol. 2017 Feb;34(3):217-222. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1585410. Epub 2016 Jul 11.
Shanks A, Gross G, Shim T, Allsworth J, Sadovsky Y, Bildirici I.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jul;203(1):47.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2010.02.038. Epub 2010 May 15.
Shanks AL, Odibo AO, Gray DL.
J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Dec;28(12):1639-43.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
UH 2440 OBGY
Dr. Shanks’ clinical research interests focus on optimizing medical care for complicated pregnancies. A recent study evaluated the need for antibiotics after cesarean delivery in those with chorioamnionitis. Other projects investigated the importance of ultrasound findings associated with aneuploidy.
As an educator, his interests are in training our next generation of students and physicians. Projects have included OB simulation for teaching as well as identifying the best method of disseminating material in larger teaching settings.
As Director for Outreach and Education, Dr. Shanks has the opportunity to visit Labor and Delivery units throughout the state to provide lectures as well as patient updates to those that have transferred from the community to Indianapolis.
American College of OB/GYNs
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology
National Board of Medical Examiners
Desc: Research Excellence for Oral Presentation
Org: Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics
Desc: Excellence in Teaching Award