Martina Badell, MD - Assistant Professor

Martina Badell

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Director, Emory Perinatal Center

Assistant Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Education & Training   

Medical Education: University of Rochester School of Medicine, MD, 2006

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2010

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2013


•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2015

Society & Professional Memberships  

•  The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
•  Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society 

Awards and Honors

•  Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014-2015
•  Excellence in Teaching Award: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2015
•  Excellence in Teaching Residents Award, 2012, 2013
•  Outstanding Clinical Research Proposal by a Fellow, 2011
•  Outstanding Clinician Award in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2010
•  Chief Administrative Resident, 2009-2010
•  Golden Apple Award, 2007-2009

I See Patients At

Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Emory Perinatal Center
Medical Office Tower 8th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 
Appointments: 404-778-3401

Directions and Map 


Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory Perinatal Center
Medical Office Tower 8th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 


•  High-risk pregnancy
•  Human immunodeficiency virus and pregnancy
•  Congenital heart defects and pregnancy


•  Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women with congenital heart defects
•  Pregnancy outocmes in women with preinatally infected human
    immunodeficiency virus
•  Pregnancy intentions in women with human immunodeficiency virus

Research Articles

Rimawi BH, Krishna I, Sahu A, Badell M. Pregnancy in a Previously Conjoined Thoracapogus Twin with a Crisscross Heart. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2015;2015:594537. doi: 10.1155/2015/594537. Epub 2015 Jul 27. PMID: 26273483. 

Badell ML, Meaney-Delman D, Tuuli MG, Rasmussen SA, Petersen BW, Sheffield JS, Beigi RH, Damon IK, Jamieson DJ. Risks Associated With Smallpox Vaccination in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1439-1451. PMID: 26000516

Martin A, Krishna I,Badell M, Samuel A. Can the quantity of cell-free fetal DNA predict preeclampsia: a systematic review. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2014 Jul;34(7):685-91.

Rahangdale L, Stewart A, Stewart RD, Badell M, Levison J, Ellis P, Cohn SE, Kempf MC, Lazenby GB, Tandon R, Rana A, Nguyen ML, Sturdevant MS, Cohan D. Pregnancy Intentions Among Women Living With HIV in the United States. HOPES (HIV and OB Pregnancy Education Study). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Mar 1;65(3):306-11. PMID: 24525467

Martin A, Krishna I, Ellis J, Paccione R, Badell MSuper obesity in pregnancy: difficulties in clinical management. Journal of PerinatologyJ Perinatol. 2014 Feb 6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24503915

Badell ML, Kachikas A, Haddad LB, Nguyen ML, Lindsay M. Comparison of pregnancies between perinatally and sexually HIV-infected women: an observational study at an urban hospital. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2013;2013:301763. doi: 10.1155/2013/301763. Epub 2013 Sep 9. PMID: 24106419

Badell ML, Lindsay M. Thirty years later: pregnancies in females perinatally infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1. AIDS Res Treat. 2012:418630. PMID: 22970353.

Smith JA, Badell ML, Kunther A, Palmer JL, Dalrymple JL, Ramin SM, Use of complementary and alternative medications among patients in an obstetrics and gynecology clinic. J Reprod Med. 2012 Sep-Oct; 57(9-10):390-6. PMID: 23091985.

Goetzl L, Rivers J, Zighelboim I, Wali A, Badell M, Suresh MS. Intraparatum epidural analgesia and maternal temperature regulation. Obstet Gynecol 2007, March;109(3):687-90.

Badell ML, Ramin SM, Smith JA. Treatment options for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Pharmacotherapy. 2006 September;26(9):1273-87.

Goetzl L, Zighelboim I, Badell M, Rivers J, Mastrangelo MA, Tweardy D, Suresh MS. Maternal corticosteroids to prevent intrauterine exposure to hyperthermia and inflammation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 October;195(4):1031-7.

Navo M, Kunthur A, Badell ML, Cofffer LW II, Markman M, Brown J, and Smith JA. Evaluation of the incidence of carboplatin hypersensitivity reactions in cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2006 November;103(2):608-13.

Review Articles

Badell M, Raynor BD. Herpes Simplex Virus and Pregnancy. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 Mar; 31(6)

Book Chapters

Badell M,Taylor RN. Chapter 16: The Endocrinology of Pregnancy. In: Gardner DG, Shoback D, eds. Greenspan’s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, 9th Edition. The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2011:553-572.

Badell M. Acute heavy bleeding should be treated with estrogen or dilation and curettage. In: Roberts CP, Broomfield DP, eds. Avoiding Common Obstetrics and Gynecology Errors, Section VII: Abnormal Bleeding. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2010:132-133.

Badell M. All postmenopausal bleeding is cancer until proven otherwise. In: Roberts CP, Broomfiled DP, eds. Avoiding Common Obstetrics and Gynecology Errors, Sectio XVII: Menopause. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkings; 2010:360-1.