Medicine is a second career for Dr. Linda Szymanski, who also
holds a Ph.D.in exercise science from the University of South Carolina. As an exercise physiologist, she directed both university- and community-based preventive and rehabilitative exercise programs. Earlier in her career, while serving as a postdoctoral researcher at George Washington University, she studied the effects of hormone therapy and exercise in postmenopausal women.
She has been awarded numerous teaching award including the national Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University and completed a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as administrative chief resident. After practicing general obstetrics and gynecology for two years, she completed a fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in maternal-fetal medicine. After fellowship, she accepted a faculty position at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Linda Szymanski is an assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she has implemented a research and clinical program in exercise and pregnancy.