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.
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
2010FELWashington University in St. Louis
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.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology
National Board of Medical Examiners
Dr. Shanks’ practice philosophy is to use the best available evidence to make the best medical decisions for his patients. His clinical interests and areas of expertise include:
Medical complications of pregnancy
Fetal ultrasound imaging
Amniocentesis and percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)
Additionally, Dr. Shanks’ experiences as a teacher allows him to take complicated medical topics and make them easier for his patients to understand. This gives them the opportunity to be active participates in their own health care.
Org: Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Desc: Research Excellence for Oral Presentation Scope: National Date:
Org: Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics Desc: Excellence in Teaching Award Scope: University Date:
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