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Sarah Temkin, M.D.

Sarah Madhu Temkin, M.D.


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
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Phone: 410-955-6700

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

GI Clinic
4940 Eastern Avenue
A Building, 5th floor
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Oculoplastics, Room A623
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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. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Georgetown University School of Medicine / MD; 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)


    • 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 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 +


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


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