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Sarah Temkin, MD

Sarah Madhu Temkin, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics


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

Research Interests

Racial disparities in gynecologic cancer treatment outcomes


Dr. Sarah Temkin is adjunct associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her areas of clinical expertise include treatment for ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.

Dr. Temkin received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University, followed by her M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Temkin completed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and performed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 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, radical surgery, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for gynecologic malignancies.

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


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2010-Present   Member, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

2009- Present  Member, European Society of Gynecological Oncology

2007-Present   Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

2007-2009       General Member, Association of Chicago Gynecologic Oncologists

2006-Present   General Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology

2006-2010       Candidate Member, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

2003-Present   Member, Gynecologic Oncology Group

1999-2007       Junior Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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  • Education +


    • Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington DC ) (1999)
    • Georgetown University (Washington DC ) (1995)


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


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


    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Gynecologic Oncology (2013)
    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    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.


  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    2012, 2013 Baltimore Magazine Top Doctors – Gynecologic Oncology

    2013 University of Maryland Resident Teaching Award: Gynecology

    2012 Patients Choice Award

    2012 C2X Great Stories – University of Maryland Hospital Award for Excellent Patient Care

    2002 Ob/Gyn Jeopardy Champion, New York Ob/Gyn Society

    1999 Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation

    1998 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    Professional Activities

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

    2005 - Present  Clinical Anatomy

    2005 - Present  European Journal of Gynecologic Oncology

    2005 - Present  Gynecologic Oncology

    2005 - Present  International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer

    2006 - Present  Cancer

    2011 - Present  Bio-Med Central

    2011 - Present  British Journal of Cancer

    2012 - Present  Journal of Cancer Therapy, Oncology & Haematology Review

    2012 – Present  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention

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