Cynthia Shellhaas, MD, MPH, is a maternal fetal specialist and associate 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.