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Sarah Temkin, M.D.

Sarah Madhu Temkin, M.D.

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Expertise: Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology , Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer more

Research Interests: Racial disparities in gynecologic cancer treatment outcomes

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
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Dr. Sarah Temkin is adjunct associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She also serves as a program director in the Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Prevention. She specifically works with the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, which conducts multisite cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies in communities across the U.S.

Dr. Temkin received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University, followed by her medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Temkin completed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and performed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Temkin joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2014.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Temkin was associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Temkin’s research interests include chemotherapy, innovative clinical trials, radical surgery, laparoscopic surgery for gynecologic malignancies and health care disparities. She has co-authored more than 40 manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Dr. Temkin serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, including Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology and the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer. She is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Temkin has been frequently recognized for clinical excellence and her surgical expertise on lists such as Baltimore magazine’s Top Docs and is a recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition on Her areas of clinical expertise include treatment for ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. more


  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1999)


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / Gynecologic Oncology (2001)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2003)


  • SUNY at Brooklyn College of Medicine / Gynecologic Oncology (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Gynecologic Oncology (2009, 2013)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Obstetrics And Gynecology (2007, 2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Mark K, Temkin SM, Terplan MS. "Breast self-awareness": The evidence behind the euphemism. Obstet Gynecol. 2014; 123 (4). 734-6.

Temkin SM, Fleming S, McEwen KA, Montag A, Lengyel E. Serial Sectioning of the Fallopian Tube Allows for Improved Identification of Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2013; 129(1). 120-126.

Tergas A, Buell-Gutbrod R, Gwin K, Kocherginsky M, Temkin S, Fefferman A, Lengyel E, Yamada SD. Clinico-pathologic comparison of type II endometrial cancers based on tamoxifen exposure, Gynecol Oncol. 2012. 127 (2): 316-320.

Terplan M, McNamara E, Schluterman N, Tracy JK, Temkin SM. Have Improvements in treatment amplified racial disparities in ovarian cancer? An analysis of SEER data. Gynecol Oncol. 2012; 125(1): 19-24.

Temkin SM, Turner JR, Lengyel ER. An Acute Inflammatory Reaction Following the Placement of Sodium Hyaluronate-Carboxymethyl Cellulose Barrier in a Young Woman Undergoing Gynecologic Surgery. J Reprod Med 2011; 56:71-74.

Bishop EA, Lengyel ER, Yamada SD, Montag AG and Temkin SM. The Expression of Hepatocyte Growth Factor and c-Met in Uterine Serous Carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2011; 121: 218–223.

Hill EK, Sandbo S, Abramsohn E, Makelarski J, Wroblewski K, Wenrich ER, McCoy S, Temkin SM, Yamada SD and Lindau. Assessing gynecologic and breast cancer survivors' sexual health care needs. Cancer. 2011; 117(12): 2643–2651.

Ladanyi A, Temkin SM, Moss J. Subcutaneous Methylnaltrexone to Restore Postoperative Bowel Function in a Patient with a History of Chronic Opiate Use. International Journal of Gynecol Cancer. 2010; 20(2):308-10.

Temkin SM, Yamada DS, Fleming GF. A phase I study of weekly temsirolimus and topotecan in the treatment of advanced and/or recurrent gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol. 2010: 117: 473-476.

Temkin SM and Fleming GF. Current Treatment of Metastatic Endometrial Cancer. Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center 2009; 16: 38-45.

Terplan M, Smith E, and Temkin SM. Race in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Survival: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis. Cancer Causes and Control. 2009; 20:1139-1150.

Terplan M, Temkin SM, Tergas A, Lengyel E. Does equal treatment yield equal outcomes? The impact of race on survival in epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2008. 111(2):166-72.

Book Chapters

Temkin SM and Yamada, DY. Gynecologic Cancers. Cancer Metastasis: Biologic Basis and Therapeutics. Cambridge University Press. May 2011.

Activities & Honors


  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doctors – Gynecologic Oncology, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Maryland Resident Teaching Award: Gynecology, 2013
  • Patients Choice Award, 2012
  • C2X Great Stories, University of Maryland Hospital Award for Excellent Patient Care, 2012
  • Ob/Gyn Jeopardy Champion, New York Ob/Gyn Society, 2002
  • Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation, 1999
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1998


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2007
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1999 - 2007
    Junior Fellow
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2006
    General Member
  • Association of Chicago Gynecologic Oncologists, 2007 - 2009
    General Member
  • European Society of Gynecological Oncology, 2009
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group, 2003
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2006 - 2010
    Candidate Member
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2010
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