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Our Researchers

Our distinguished faculty members are engaged in an array of scientific studies spanning every discipline of reproductive and gender-specific medicine. With more than $8 million in federal funding, we are forging a path of medical discovery to transform women’s health research and enhance patient care.

Our Director

Renowned reproductive endocrinologist James Segars leads the Johns Hopkins Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research. Find out more about his extensive research and clinical experience.

James Segars, MD

James Segars, MD

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research


Our Team

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Aina, Abimbola, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: Preterm labor, Thrombophilia in pregnancy, Cervical incompetence
 
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Anderson, Jean Rene, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Joint Appointment in Medicine
Professor of Oncology
Director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties
Global Women's Health Fellowship Coordinator
Director of the Johns Hopkins HIV Women’s Health Program
Research Interests: HIV, Women and HIV, Global women's health
 
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Argani, Cynthia Holcroft, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Labor and Delivery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Research Interests: placental histopathology, perinatal disease
 
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Armstrong, Deborah, M.D.

Professor of Oncology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Breast and Ovarian Surveillance Service
Research Interests: Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials, Genetics of Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer
 
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Bienstock, Jessica Linda, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Division of Education, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Residency Program for Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education/DIO
Research Interests: fetal ultrasound abnormalities, fetal genetic disorders, medical education in obstetrics and gynecology
 
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Blakemore, Karin J, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Director, Prenatal Genetics, Prenatal Diagnostic Center
Research Interests: Fetal genetic disorders, Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Treatment, In Utero Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Hemoglobinopathies, Red cell and platelet alloimmunization, Intrapartum physiology and outcomes, Placental development and abnormalities
 
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Burd, Irina, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Director, Fetal Neurosonology Program
Research Interests: fetal brain development
 
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Burke, Anne Elizabeth, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Family Planning Division
Research Interests: Contraception and Family Planning
 
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Cheng, Linzhao, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Edythe Harris Lucas and Clara Lucas Lynn Chair in Hematology
Associate Director for Basic Research
Member, Stem Cell Program in the Institute of Cell Engineering
Research Interests: Stem cell models for hematopoiesis, iPS cell models, genome editing and engineering, blood disease modeling
 
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Christianson, Mindy Sue, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Fellowship Director
Director, Third Party Reproduction
Director, Fertility Preservation
Research Interests: Fertility preservation for females facing cancer or other gonadotoxic treatment, Ovarian tissue cryopreservation, Menopause education
 
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Coleman Fennell, Jenell Sheree, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Women's Health Center, JHOC
Director, Ob/Gyn Resident Continuity Clinic, JHOC
 
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Driggers, Rita Wesley, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Research Interests: Preterm birth, Pregnancy and diabetes
 
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Garcia, Jairo E, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, IVF Program Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Active Staff, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Courtesy Staff, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Advisory Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International
 
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Graham, Ernest Marshall, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: intrapartum fetal monitoring, perinatal brain injury
 
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Handa, Victoria Lynn, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director, Women’s Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery
Research Interests: Clinical trials in the management of pelvic floor disorders, Epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders, Quality of life for women with pelvic floor disorders
 
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Henderson, Janice Lynn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Coordinator, Nutrition in Pregnancy Clinic
Director, Fetal Assessment Center
Research Interests: obesity in pregnancy
 
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Hueppchen, Nancy, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Dean for Curriculum, School of Medicine
Director of Medical Student Education, GYN/OB
Research Interests: fetal ultrasound abnormalities, fetal genetic disorders, abnormal maternal serum screening, resident and medical student education
 
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Hung, Chien-Fu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Oncology
Research Interests: Gene therapies, cancer vaccines, ovarian cancer immunotherapy, cancer immunology
 
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Lawson, Shari Martin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Division Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Affairs
Research Interests: Health Disparities
 
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Milio, Lorraine Anne, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Co-Director, HALO Program
 
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Murphy, Jamie Deneen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
Research Interests: Post Partum Analgesia, Post-cesarean section pain management, Post Partum hemorrhage
 
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Neale, Donna Maria, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: gestational diabetes, preeclampsia
 
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Nickles Fader, Amanda, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Oncology
Director of the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service
Director, F.J. Montz Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
 
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Roden, Richard B. S., Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Interests: Human papillomavirus (HPV), ovarian cancer, HPV virology, HPV preventive vaccine, ovarian cancer pathogenesis, proteosome inhibitor, experimental therapeutics
 
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Ronnett, Brigitte Maria, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Co-director, Johns Hopkins Gynecologic Pathology Consultation Service
Research Interests: Gynecologic pathology, molecular diagnosis of molar pregnancy, pathology of ovarian mucinous neoplasms, clinicopathological characterization of gynecologic neoplasms
 
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Satin, Andrew Jay, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dorothy Edwards Professor of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
 
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Shen, Wen, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
 
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Shih, Ie-Ming, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pathology
Richard W. TeLinde Distinguished Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of TeLinde Gynecologic Pathology Laboratory
Co-Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Interests: Cancer Pathogenesis, Cancer Diagnostics, Molecular Cancer Therapy, Molecular and Cellular Biology
 
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Stone, Rebecca Lynn, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: Novel therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer, Understanding the interaction between host factors and cancer outcome, Refining the indications for adjuvant radiotherapy for vulvar cancer
 
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Sufrin, Carolyn Beth, A.M., M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: Incarcerated women and reproductive health care, Public and private delivery of correctional health care, Health disparities and discourse on health rights
 
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Trimble, Cornelia Liu, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Pathology
Research Interests: Cervical Cancer, HPV, Cancer Vaccines, tumor immunology, tumor microenvironment, intraepithelial neoplasia
 
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Vang, Russell Stephen, M.D.

Professor of Pathology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service
Co-Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Training Program
Co-Director, Gynecologic Pathology Consultation Service
Research Interests: Primary and secondary epithelial tumors of the ovary and fallopian tube, diagnostic gynecologic pathology, serous borderline tumor
 
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Witter, Frank R, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
 
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Wu, Tzyy-Choou, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Director, Gynecologic Pathology Division
Director, Cervical Cancer Research Lab
Research Interests: CD8+ T lymphocytes, cervical cancer, vaccination, human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccine, cellular pathology, molecular pathology, T cell biology, tumor immunology, HPV immunology
 
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Zacur, Howard A, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowships
Research Interests: Menopause disorders