Allison Archer Sellner, MD


Baylor College of Medicine residencyObstetrics & Gynecology2022
Baylor College of Medicinemedical schoolDoctor of Medicine2018
Baylor UniversitybachelorsBachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude – Medical Humanities Major, Biology & Chemistry Minors2012

Personal Statement

Allison Sellner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and subsequently completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine as well.

Dr. Sellner considers it an honor to take care of women over the course of a lifetime and throughout some of their most important seasons and milestones. She believes that prioritizing patient autonomy within the physician-patient relationship empowers women to make well-informed decisions about what is best for their own health and wellbeing, both now and in the future.

Dr. Sellner specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology and her clinical interests include pregnancy and well woman care, exercise and nutrition in pregnancy, contraception counseling, basic infertility, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy.

Dr. Sellner, once a former public school teacher, is actively involved in resident and medical student education, which requires her to stay up to date on the most current and evidence-based medical practices and standards of care within obstetrics and gynecology.

In her free time, Dr. Sellner enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and goldendoodle “Oso” (bear in Spanish), exploring the ever-changing Houston restaurant scene, traveling, and working out.

Dr. Sellner is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to taking care of you in the near future.


Organization NameRole
Alpha Omega Alpha, Baylor College of MedicineJunior Inductee (2017 – Present)
Phi Beta Kappa, Baylor UniversityMember (2011 – Present)
The American College of Obstetricians and GynecologistsMember (2016 – Present)

Selected Publications

Sellner, A, Garbarino A, Miao D, Hollier LM, Ratan BM. Effects of Weight Gain on Delivery Outcomes in an Obese Pregnant Population. Accepted to Southern Medical Journal, March 22, 2021.

Ratan BM, Garbarino AH, Sellner AA, Miao D, Hollier LM. Social Determinants of Gestational Weight Gain in an Obese, Low-Income Population. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Feb; 37(3):296-303.

Chisholm P, Sellner A, Kilpatrick CC, Swaim LS, Orejuela FJ. Improving Documentation of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIS) Using a Standardized Electronic Template at Two University-Affiliated Institutions. South Med J. 2019 Mar; 112(3):185-189.

Shamshirsaz AA, Sellner AA, Erfani H, Aagaard KM, Nassr AA, Pereira S, Belfort MA, McCullough LB, Chervenak FA. An Ethical Framework for Research in Maternal-Fetal Intervention in the Presence of Maternal Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Hepatitis B and C Infection. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan; 133(1):48-52.

Kohn JR, Rao V, Sellner AA, Sharhan D, Espinoza J, Shamshirsaz AA, Whitehead WE, Belfort MA, Sanz Cortes M. Management of Labor and Delivery After Fetoscopic Repair of an Open Neural Tube Defect. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun; 131(6):1062-1068.

Ratan, Bani M. MD; Sellner, Allison A.; Garbarino, Abigail H.; Miao, Di PhD; Hollier, Lisa M. MD, MPH Effects of Weight Gain on Delivery Outcomes in an Obese Pregnant Population [17D], Obstetrics & Gynecology: May 2018 - Volume 131 - Issue - p 45S-46S


“Ova Achiever” Student Teacher Award, Baylor College of Medicine Ob/Gyn Residency

Academy of Resident Educators, Baylor College of Medicine Ob/Gyn Residency

Alumni Supplemental Fund Scholarship, Baylor College of Medicine, Awarded to top 5 students in spring of the third year, full tuition

Regents’ Gold Scholarship, Baylor University, Full tuition merit scholarship covering all four years of undergraduate education