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Allison S. Lankford, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor in Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center; Critical care physician in cardiac surgery intensive care unit, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center


22 S Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

- Virginia Wesleyan University, BS, Biology, 2007 

- St. George's University School of Medicine, MD, 2012 

- University of South Carolina / Palmetto Health Richland, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, 2016 

- University of Maryland, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, 2019 

- Univeristy of Maryland, Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, 2020 


Dr. Lankford is maternal fetal medicine specialist and critical care physician who specializes in critical care obstetrics. She works in the obstetric care unit and in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit. Her research interests include the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and mechanical support in pregnancy, transport of the critically ill obstetric patient, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Dr. Lankford works closely with Dr. Ozhan Turan, director of the Complex Obstetric Surgery Program, identifying and managing patients at risk for placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Dr. Lankford participates in research and education with surgical critical care, cardiac surgery, maternal fetal medicine and obstetric anesthesiology residents and fellows. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Critical care obstetrics, cardiomyopathy in pregnancy, sepsis in pregnancy, maternal morbidity, maternal mortality, placenta accreta spectrum disorders, extracorporeal membranes oxygenation in pregnancy.