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Karin J Blakemore, M.D.

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Director, Prenatal Genetics, Prenatal Diagnostic Center

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Female

Expertise: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Human Genetics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Multiple Gestations, Obstetrics

Research Interests: Fetal genetic disorders; Fetal imaging; In Utero Bone Marrow Transplantation; Hemoglobinopathies; Red cell and platelet alloimmunization; Intrapartum physiology and outcomes; Placental development and abnormalities ...read more

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10755 Falls Road
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600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-3200

Background

Karin Blakemore, M.D., is the director of prenatal genetics at the prenatal diagnostic center in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and she is a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include fetal imaging and fetal genetic disorders. Dr. Blakemore also serves as a professor of oncology and of gynecology and obstetrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Blakemore earned her medical degree from the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine. She completed her residency at New York University Medical Center and performed fellowships in genetics at Yale University School of Medicine and in maternal and fetal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. 

She holds certifications in clinical genetics, maternal and fetal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. Her research interests include in utero bone marrow transplantation, hemoglobinopathies, red cell and platelet alloimmunization, intrapartum physiology and outcomes, and placental development and abnormalities. 

Dr. Blakemore serves on the editorial board of Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy and The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. She is also a member of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network Units Advisory Board for the National Institute of Child-Health and Human Development. She serves on the committee on ethics for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and on the board of directors for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

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Titles

  • Director, Prenatal Genetics, Prenatal Diagnostic Center
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Professor of Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (1978)

Residencies

  • New York University Medical Center / Obstetrics and Gynecology (1982)

Fellowships

  • Yale University School of Medicine / Genetics (1985)
  • Washington University School of Medicine / Maternal & Fetal Medicine (1987)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Medical Genetics / Clinical Genetics / MD (1984)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal and Fetal Medicine (1990, 2014)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Obstetrics And Gynecology (1988, 2014)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 
    Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
    Editorial Board Member
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
    Member, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network Units Advisory Board
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
    Member, Committee on Ethics
  • The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 
    Board of Directors
  • Working Group 3 - Discussion of Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, Prenatal Gene Transfer: Scientific, Medical and Ethical Issues, The Third Gene Therapy Policy Conference, National Institutes of Health 
    Member
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