Dr. Shanks specializes in maternal-fetal medicine. He focuses his practice on maternal chronic disease in the preconception period and pregnancy, obstetric complications, basic and comprehensive obstetric ultrasound, gynecologic ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, diagnostic procedures, genetic amniocentesis, percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (aka, PUBS or cordocentesis), birth defects, isoimmunization, hydrops, miscarriage, chromosomal disorders, Down syndrome, fetal anomalies, fetal growth abnormalities, genetic counseling, genetic screening, genetic testing, genetics, gynecologic ultrasound, women's health, nuchal translucency, pelvic ultrasound, placental abnormalities and imaging, prenatal diagnosis, prenatal testing, adnexal tumors and imaging, advanced maternal age, amniocentesis, uterine masses and imaging, prenatal ultrasound, and first trimester screening.
Division of Maternal Fetal Med
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Progress West Hospital