Robert O. Atlas, MD, is chairman of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, where he is committed to keeping Mercy on the leading edge of care for women across their life span. He also serves as assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive sciences in the division of maternal and fetal medicine and associate residency program director at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he provides both teaching and mentoring to residents and medical students. A 1987 graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Atlas completed his internship in ob-gyn at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in 1988.
Board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine, Atlas has also served as clinical professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia and as an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Atlas is involved with several local organizations and community committees. He is an active participant in the Governor's Children's Cabinet, Board of the Family League of Baltimore City, The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Baltimore City Health Department's "Baltimore Babies Born Healthy Leadership in Action Program" as one of 40 leaders in Maryland selected for demonstrated leadership capabilities and ability to impact birth outcomes in Baltimore. He is a member of the March of Dimes Board of Directors and an honorary board member of Better BedRest. Additionally, Atlas serves as a member of the Perintatal Clinical Advisory Committee, the HEAL (Helping Everyone After Loss) Committee, and the Baltimore City FIMR (Fetal and Infant Mortality Review) Committee.