David Austin Schirmer III, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Office: Emory University Clifton Campus

Phone: 404-778-3401


Education and Training

Medical Education:  University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2011

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine,  Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2018

Areas of Interest

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Outstanding Clinician Award in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2014
  • Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Outstanding Resident Research Proposal, 2013

Society and Professional Memberships




Schirmer DA, Kawwass JF. Epidemiology, Virology, and Pathogenesis of the Zika Virus: From Neglected Tropical Disease to a Focal Point of International Attention. Semin Reprod Med. 2016. Sep;34(5):261-265.

Schirmer DA, Mittal P, Karp DR. Vulvar mass in a patient with type 1 neurofibromatosis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014 Mar-Apr;21(2):179-80.

Schirmer DA, Song SC, Baliff JP, Harbers SO, Clynes RA, Krop-Watorek A, Halverson GR, Czerwinski M, Spitalnik SL. Mouse models of IgG- and IgM-mediated hemolysis. Blood. 2007 Apr 1;109(7):3099-107.

Hod EA, Cadwell CM, Liepkalns JS, Zimring JC, Sokol SA,  Schirmer DA, Jhang J, Spitalnik SL. Cytokine storm in a mouse model of IgG-mediated hemolytic transfusion reactions. Blood. 2008 Aug 1;112(3):891-4.

Zimring JC, Cadwell CM, Chadwick TE, Spitalnik SL,  Schirmer DA, Wu T, Parkos CA, Hillyer CD. Nonhemolytic antigen loss from red blood cells requires cooperative binding of multiple antibodies recognizing different epitopes. Blood. 2007 Sep 15;110(6):2201-8

Schirmer DA. Heterologous expression and purification of Bordetella bronchiseptica hemA gene product. Honors thesis. 2004. Trinity College Department of Biology; Hartford CT.

Oral Presentations

Schirmer DA.  Mullerian anomalies. Grand rounds presentation. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; 2013 Jul 17,; Atlanta,, GA.

Schirmer DA.  Elective hysterectomy at the time of prophylatic oophorectomy in the United States: recent trends and in-hospital complications. Research proposal. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; 2012 Mar 13; Atlanta, GA.

Schirmer DA.  Postpartum Contraception: What are the risks? What options do we have? Family Planning Conference. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; 2011 Dec 14; Atlanta, GA.

Schirmer DA,  Song S, Halverson G.R., Zimring J.C. Mouse models of IgG and IgM alloantibody-mediated hemolysis (Abstract 617). American Association of Blood Banks; 2006 Oct 23; Miami, FL.

Schirmer DA.  Regulation of heme biosynthesis in Bordetella bronchiseptica . Student research seminar, Trinity College Department of Biology; 2003 May 15; Hartford, CT.

Poster Presentations

Schirmer DA,  Gordon AN, Roberts CP. Neovaginal condylomatosis and carcinoma following McIndoe vaginoplasty (Poster 60). American Society for Reproductive Medicine; 2016 Oct 15-19; Salt Lake City, UT.

Schirmer DA,  Bedient C, Roberts C. McIndoe vaginoplasty complicated by rectovaginal fistula (Poster 808). American Society for Reproductive Medicine; 2013 Oct 12-16; Boston, MA.

Zimring JC, Roback D, Schirmer DA,  Spitalnik SL. Non-hemolytic antigen-loss During transfusion of crossmatch incompatible blood requires simultaneous binding of multiple antibodies (Abstract 172). American Association of Blood Banks; 2006 Oct 20-24; Miami, FL.

Schirmer DA, Song SC, Halverson GR, Spitalnik SL. Towards a mouse model of IgG mediated hemolytic transfusion reactions (Abstract 779, Plenary Session). American Association of Blood Banks; 2005 Oct 15-18; Seattle, WA.

Song SC, Schirmer DA,  Stwora-Wojczyk MM, Spitalnik SL, Wojczyk BS. O-glycosylation in Toxoplasma gandii. (Abstract 73). Society for Glycobiology; Nov 9-12, 2005; Boston, MA.

Della-Latta P, Schirmer DA,  and Wu F. Rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus  and methicillin susceptibility from pediatric blood cultures (Abstract 135). Euro Society Ped Infect Dis; 2003 Apr 9-11; Taormina, Sicily.

Schirmer D.A., Zanno A.E., Anselmi, D.L. Gender and power: medical students and attending physicians. Poster presentation; Trinity College Student Research Seminar; 2003 May 15; Hartford, CT