Jason Vaught, M.D.

Arthur Vaught, M.D.

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  • Director, Labor and Delivery
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Complex Obstetric Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0400
600 N. Wolfe Street
Nelson Building, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)


Dr. Arthur "Jason" Vaught is a maternal fetal medicine specialist and surgical critical care physician. He is also the Director of Labor and Delivery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  His focus is in the discovery of treatment and therapies in HELLP syndrome, decreasing severe maternal morbidity, and cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy.  He is also clinically involved in complex obstetric surgical cases especially placenta accreta spectrum. 

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  • Director, Labor and Delivery
  • Director, Advanced Obstetric Surgery Center
  • Robert E. Meyerhoff Professor
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (2007)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology; Emory University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Critical Care Medicine; UF Health Shands Hospital (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal and Fetal Medicine) (2018)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obstetrics And Gynecology) (2012)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Vaught AJ, Braunstein EM, Jasem J, Yuan X, Makhlin I, Eloundou S, Baines AC, Merrill SA, Chaturvedi S, Blakemore K, Sperati CJ, Brodsky RA.  Germline mutations in the alternative pathway of complement predispose to HELLP Syndrome.  JCI Insight. Publish online March 22, 2018

Vaught AJ.  Maternal Sepsis. Semin Perinatal.  2018 Feb; 42(1):  9-12. 

Vaught AJ, Szymanski LM, Mukherjee M, Mayer S, Seifert S, Vaidya D, Murphy J, Argani CM, O’Kelly A, York S, Ouyang P, Zakaria S.  The Acute Effects of Preeclampsia on the Heart. JACC Accepted.

Smid MC, Dotters-Katz SK, Vaught AJ, Vladutiu CJ, Boggess KA, Stamilio DM.  Maternal suberobesity and risk for intensive care unit admission in the MFMU Cesarean Registry.  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand.  2017 Aug; 96(8):  976-983

Szymanski L, Arnold C, Vaught AJ, Lamantia S, Harris T, Satin AJ.  Implementation of a multicenter shoulder dystocia injury prevention program.  Semin Perinatol.  2017 Apr; 41(3):  187-194.

Activities & Honors


  • Robert E. Meyerhoff Professorship, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, NIH and Johns Hopkins University
  • Perinatal Research Society Cassady Young Investigator Award


  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Perinatal Research Society
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