Emily Adhikari, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine


Emily H. Adhikari, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Medical Director of Perinatal Infectious Diseases for the Parkland Health and Hospital System. She specializes in maternal-fetal medicine.

Dr. Adhikari earned her medical degree at the UT Southwestern Medical School, where she also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Adhikari’s research focuses on improving maternal health outcomes in disadvantaged populations. Her interests include infectious diseases in pregnancy, reducing primary cesarean delivery, and opioid use disorder in pregnancy. She is an ad hoc reviewer for AIDS Patient Care and STDs, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2006-2008)
  • Clinical Research Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center/Doris Duke Research Fellowship (2008-2009), Nutrition & Metabolic Diseases
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2009-2011)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2015), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2018), Maternal Fetal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2010
  • Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014-2015
  • Top 10% of Reviewers, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018-2019
Books & Publications
  • Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy
  • Diagnostic Testing in Pregnancy
  • Induction of Labor
  • Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

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