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Karin J Blakemore, MD

Director Maternal Fetal Medicine
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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  • Director Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine


Gynecology and Obstetrics, Human Genetics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics

Research Interests

Placental development and abnormalities; Intrapartum physiology and outcomes; Red cell and platelet alloimmunization; Hemoglobinopathies; In Utero Bone Marrow Transplantation; Fetal imaging; Fetal genetic disorders


  • English


  • Board of Directors, The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 
  • Member, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network Units Advisory Board, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
  • Member, 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, Committee on Ethics, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
  • Editorial Board Member, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
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  • Education +


    • University of Toledo College of Medicine (Toledo OH ) (1978)


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


    • Washington University School of Medicine / Maternal & Fetal Medicine (St Louis MO ) (1987)
    • Yale University School of Medicine / Genetics (New Haven CT ) (1985)


    • Maternal and Fetal Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
    • Clinical Genetics (MD), American Board of Medical Genetics (1984)
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    Professional Activities

    • Co-Course Director, OB/GYN Ultrasound Course (Tri-State), sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
    • Preceptor, first year medical students, Introduction to Clinical Medicine and American Medical Women''s Association 
    • Preceptor, Clinical Aspects of Public Health Problems in the Mother and Newborn, Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
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    Meet our Experts - Dr. Karin Blakemore

    Dr. Blakemore is the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics whose clinical practice focuses on caring for expectant mothers and their developing babies.

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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-583-2749
    Appointment Phone: 410-583-2749
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-3200
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-3200
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    • Gynecology and Obstetrics - Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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