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Dr. Anthony Shanks on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast

Dr. Anthony Shanks


Dr. Anthony Shanks is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology with the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Ep 4 IR/OB Collaboration in Treating Postpartum Hemorrhage with Dr. Roxane Rampersad and Dr. Anthony Shanks
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About Dr. Anthony Shanks

Anthony Shanks, MD, MS, MEd is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He holds board certifications in both OBGYN and MFM and has an interest and expertise in education and technology. Dr. Shanks serves as the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of OB/GYN and the Program Director for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Shanks serves on the APGO Board of Directors and is an advisor in the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program.

Dr. Shanks earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He went on to complete an OB/Gyn residency and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship, both at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He has received multiple teaching awards including the Trustees Teaching Award, Outstanding Clinical Teaching in OBGYN and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society at IU School of Medicine in 2022.

At his home institution, he serves as the Director of Career Mentoring, where he provides leadership for the design, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of the IU School of Medicine career mentoring services provided to students across all phases of the school’s curriculum.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Anthony Shanks

Episode #8


In episode 8, Dr. Mark Hoffman invites Drs. Melissa Wong of Cedars-Sinai and Tony Shanks of Indiana University to share the mic and talk about the use of virtual reality (VR) in labor.

Episode #4


On this episode, BackTable VI host Dr. Christopher Beck shares the mic with two Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists, Drs. Roxane Rampersad at Washington University and Tony Shanks at Indiana University, to discuss cross-specialty management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) between OBGYN and interventional radiology (IR).

Articles Featuring Dr. Anthony Shanks

A woman delivering via cesearan section before undergoing postpartum hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage, or excessive bleeding following delivery, is a feared complication for both the mother and healthcare provider alike. Learn more about the 4 T's of postpartum hemmorrhage and future technologies to prevent it.

An obstetrical operating room used to treat postpartum hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage management can include medications, devices, and procedures. A number of factors can influence the treatment plan for a patient experiencing postpartum hemorrhage after delivery.

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