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Specialty Care

Phone: 832-828-1005


The Center for Children and Women - Southwest
9700 Bissonnet Street
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77036

Christina Ackerman-Banks, MD


School Education Degree Year
Yale University - New Haven Hospital Fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine 2022
Yale University - New Haven Hospital Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 2019
Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2015


Dr. Ackerman-Banks aims to provide individualized, evidence-based, compassionate care to women at every step of their reproductive health journey. 

Clinical Interests


Diseases unique to pregnancy, including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and cervical insufficiency 

Research Interests

Optimizing postpartum care by identifying and reducing barriers to care 

Developing individualized preventive initiatives during the postpartum period for women with preeclampsia to reduce long-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality


Organization Name Role
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Member
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Ackerman-Banks CM, Grechukhina O, Spatz E, Lundsberg L, Chou J, Smith G, Greenberg V, Reddy U, Xu X, O’Bryan J, Smith S, Perley L, Lipkind HS. Seizing the window of opportunity within one year postpartum: early cardiovascular screening. Journal of American Heart Association. 2022;11(8):e024443. 

Ackerman CM, Nguyen J, Ambati S, Reimbaeva M, Emir B, Cabrera J, Benigno M, Malhotra D, Hammon J, Bahtiyar MO. Clinical and Pregnancy Outcomes of COVID-19 among Hospitalized Pregnant Women in the United States. 2021 Sep 3. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2021;9(2):ofab429.  

Ackerman CM, Platner MH, Spatz ES, Illuzzi JL, Xu X., Campbell KH, Smith GN, Paidas MJ, Lipkind HS. Severe cardiovascular morbidity in women with hypertensive diseases during delivery hospitalization. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019; 220(6): 582. 

Ackerman-Banks CM, Fardelmann K, Lam D, Simmons MA, Elder R, Matouk C, Campbell K. Unrepaired Maternal Vein of Galen Malformation in Pregnancy: A Case Report. Anesthesia and Analgesia Practice. 2022 Oct;16(10):pe01634.  

Johnstone AM, Pudwell J, Ackerman-Banks CM, Lundsberg LS, Lipkind HS, Smith GN. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein use in cardiovascular risk screening at 6 to 12 months postpartum following hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM. 2022 Oct 20;5(1):100776.  

Hosier H, Xu X, Underwood K, Ackerman-Banks C, Campbell KH, Reddy UM. Racial and ethnic differences in severe maternal morbidity among singleton stillbirth deliveries. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM. 2022 Aug 11;4(6):100708.  

Awards & Honors

President’s Presenters Award for research excellence, Society for Reproductive Investigation 

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics 

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