Linda M. Szymanski, M.D., Ph.D.

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Linda M. Szymanski, M.D., Ph.D., is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist with vast experience in providing obstetric care from preconception consultations to delivery and postpartum. Before joining the Mayo Clinic, she was the Director of Labor and Delivery and Inpatient Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Her primary clinical interests are:

  • Management and delivery of multiple gestations
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • High-risk pregnancies, with a focus on maternal disease/complications
  • Providing care for women with a history of preterm deliveries

Medicine is a second career for Dr. Szymanski, who also holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Science. She has found a way to combine her two careers by implementing a research program in exercise and pregnancy. She is particularly interested in developing evidence-based guidelines to assist providers in counseling pregnant women about exercise.

While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Szymanski was inducted into the prestigious Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, which recognizes physicians who provide compassionate and exceptional care to patients. She is a highly recognized educator of residents and fellows, as evidenced by the multiple teaching awards she has received as well as the publication of a handbook she developed for OB/GYN residents emphasizing the practical application of evidence-based medicine.

  1. 2011
    Fellow - Maternal Fetal MedicineJohns Hopkins University
  2. 2006
    Resident - Gynecology & ObstetricsJohns Hopkins University Medical Center
  3. 2002
    MDGeorgetown University
  4. 1998
    Postdoctoral Training - Exercise Science Programs, Division of Hematology & Oncology, School of Public Health and Health ServicesGeorge Washington University
  5. 1993
    Ph.D. - Exercise ScienceUniversity of South Carolina
  6. 1987
    MSEd - Exercise PhysiologyNorthern Illinois University
  7. 1985
    BS - Human BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Maternal & Fetal MedicineAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2011
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Induction into the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins University
  2. 2018
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  3. 2017
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  4. 2016
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  5. 2015
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  6. 2014
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  7. 2013
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  8. 2012
    Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Award for Excellence in Teaching Johns Hopkins University
  9. 2012
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  10. 2011
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  11. 2010
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  12. 2008
    Chief Residents Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship AwardJohns Hopkins University
  13. 2007
    Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Award for Excellence in Resident TeachingCouncil on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  14. 2006
    The Ungula Sinistra Award: Kelly Gynecological Oncology Service Award for Chief ResidentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University
  15. 2006
    American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Award for Special Excellence in Endoscopic ProceduresDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University
  16. 2005
    Administrative Chief ResidentDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University
  17. 2004
    Best PGY2 Teaching ResidentBerlex Foundation
  18. 2004
    Excellence in Teaching AwardDepartment of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University
  19. 2001
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  20. 1987
    Outstanding Graduate StudentCollege of Education, Northern Illiniois University
  21. 1985
    Beth Gantz Memorial Award for Academic Achievement & LeadershipUniversity of Wisconsin - Green Bay, WI
  22. 1985
    Recipient, Central Wisconsin Health Foundation ScholarshipCentral Wisconsin Health Foundation
  23. 1980
    Athletic ScholarshipUniversity of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Department RepresentativeSMaRT Champion
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberPatient Experience Subcommittee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Patient Experience Subcommittee
  3. 2019 - present
    MemberMultisciplinary Process Analysis, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Multisciplinary Process Analysis
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, OB Trigger Review
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, OB/GYN Quality Committee
  6. 2018 - present
    MemberPerinatal Practice Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberPerinatal Guidelines Committee, Division of Obstetrics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  8. 2015 - 2018
    Committee MemberHarmonization of Labor & Delivery Policies and Procedures for Johns Hopkins Affiliates
  9. 2015 - 2016
    Physician LeaderBaby-Friendly Initiative, Johns Hopkins University
  10. 2014 - 2018
    Physician ChampionComprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program, Labor & Delivery and Inpatient Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  12. 2008 - present
    MemberSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  13. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Publications