Cynthia Shellhaas

Cynthia Shellhaas, MD

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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About Me

Cynthia Shellhaas, MD, MPH, is a maternal fetal specialist and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Born and raised in West Milton, Ohio, Dr. Shellhaas received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, now known as Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. Dr. Shellhaas completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, and a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Duke University.

She joined the faculty of Wright State University College of Medicine for a short time before joining the faculty at Ohio State as assistant professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn. She received her master’s degree in public health from The Ohio State University College of Public Health in 2002. Dr. Shellhaas was promoted to associate professor at Ohio State in 2007.

Dr. Shellhaas has served on the Biomedical Institutional Review Board of The Ohio State University since 2003 and has been vice chair since 2010. Since 2003, she has served as medical director of the Bureau of Child and Family Health Services (BCFHS) in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). In this capacity she has provided medical and public health consultation to the management and staff of the BCFHS. Responsibilities have included strategic planning by providing medical opinions and assisting in policy development at the state level for Ohio’s maternal child health programs. Since 2010, she has served as the lead for The Maternal Child Health/Chronic Disease Integration Project at ODH.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Ultrasonography
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premature Birth
  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preconception Care
  • Pregnancy, High-Risk
  • Reproductive Health

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
9/1/1983 - 5/30/1988


Akron General Medical Center GME, Akron, OH
7/1/1988 - 6/30/1989


Akron General Medical Center GME, Akron, OH
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1992


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
7/1/1992 - 6/30/1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology-Matern

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Shellhaas has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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