Ellen Lockhart, Principal

Dr. Cole Edmonson

Dr. Lockhart joins AMN Healthcare with over 25 years of experience in academic medicine as a clinician, clinical leader, clinical researcher, and physician executive. Though her responsibilities have included organizational design and strategic planning, clinical operations for a large multi-hospital group, and financial modeling and planning, recruiting, retention and faculty/staff management have always been core to success.  Prior to her career in academic leadership recruitment, Dr. Lockhart served in progressive leadership roles at Vanderbilt University and most recently at Washington University in St. Louis where she served as Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Lockhart is an obstetric anesthesiologist who has spent many years caring for women with high-risk pregnancies.  Her research focused on sleep disorders in pregnancy and treatment interventions and their impact on adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Dr. Lockhart earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a medical degree from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. After completing an anesthesiology residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, she completed a fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology at Duke University. She is an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. 

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