Exercise Physiology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, High Risk OB, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations
Linda Szymanski, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is primarily based at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Medicine is a second career for Dr. 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.
Later, while serving as a postdoctoral researcher at George Washington University, she studied the effects of hormone therapy and exercise in postmenopausal women. She then earned a 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. During the fellowship, she found a way to combine her two careers, and has since implemented a research and clinical program in exercise and pregnancy.
Dr. Szymanski is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology. She has an interest in caring for women interested in physical fitness during pregnancy.